General Manager, Restaurant with Budget Management Skills Salary

Restaurant General Managers with Budget Management skills are often veterans in their line of work, with just below three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $48K per year on average but can range from $34K to $75K per year. Total cash compensation to Restaurant General Managers with Budget Management skills approaches anywhere from $34K on the lower end to $75K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $14K from bonuses and upwards of $15K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and tenure. Men make up the majority of Restaurant General Managers with Budget Management skills (67 percent) survey respondents. While about a third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and one-half have dental, as well. For the most part, Restaurant General Managers with Budget Management skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,316 - $68,154
(Median)
$33K
$48K
$68K
MEDIAN: $48,271
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$9.89 - $20.39
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$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,316 - $68,154  
   
Bonus
$1.26 - $14,002  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,101  
Commission
$0.00 - $13,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,145 - $74,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,764
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.89 - $20.39  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.97 - $7.73  
Overtime
$5.80 - $29.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1.26 - $14,002  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $13,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,101  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,145 - $74,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 141
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Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, Burger King Corporation, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., Wendy's International, Inc., and Taco Bell Corporation are top-notch employers for Restaurant General Managers with Budget Management skills in this area. Salary cannot be beat at T.G.I. Friday's, where median pay comes to $76K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $52K, and the higher end is not far away at $90K. Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, and Ruby Tuesday, Inc. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Restaurant General Managers with Budget Management skills earning around $62K, $61K, or $58K at each firm, respectively.

The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Pizza Hut, Inc., where the median salary is just $38K — just about half of the top paying company's median. Other low-paying employers include Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Corporation at $39K and Burger King Corporation at $39K, though some Restaurant General Managers with Budget Management skills there earn up to $56K.

Pay by Experience Level for General Manager, Restaurant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $43K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $49K. For Restaurant General Managers with Budget Management skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $54K. Restaurant General Managers with Budget Management skills with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $58K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,628

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 43 percent, Restaurant General Managers with Budget Management skills in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Restaurant General Managers with Budget Management skills will also find cushy salaries in New York (+29 percent), Washington (+27 percent), Orlando (+20 percent), and Chicago (+14 percent). Falling short of the national average by 5 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Denver.

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National Average
$51,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 577 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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