With just over a half of Restaurant General Managers with Operations Management skills reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Restaurant General Managers with Operations Management skills is $47K per year and can range from $31K on the lower end to $72K per year near the higher end. In the world of Restaurant General Managers with Operations Management skills, overall cash earnings stretch from $31K near the bottom to $72K near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run close to $12K and profit sharing that can (albeit rarely) exceed $15K, along with commissions approaching $15K. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and years of experience are driving factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. More than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and about one-half claim dental coverage as well. Men account for the majority of Restaurant General Managers with Operations Management skills who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$32,256 - $66,544
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MEDIAN: $47,157
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,256 - $66,544  
   
Bonus
$482.04 - $12,450  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,916  
Commission
$582 - $15,456  
Total Pay (?
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$31,424 - $71,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,792
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $19.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.39 - $6.49  
Overtime
$9.97 - $26.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$482.04 - $12,450  
   
Commission
$582 - $15,456  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,916  
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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$31,424 - $71,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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Restaurant General Managers with Operations Management skills flock to Wendy's International, Inc., McDonald's Corporation, Domino's Pizza, Burger King Corporation, and Taco Bell Corporation, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Restaurant General Managers with Operations Management skills in search of the best pay head to Ruby Tuesday, Inc., where the median salary rolls in at $64K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $75K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $52K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., and Taco Bell Corporation, top-paying firms where Restaurant General Managers with Operations Management skills rake in a $60K, $59K, or $50K, respectively.

Subway Restaurant Inc pays significantly less than other places with a median salary of $34K, just about half of the top paying company's median. Other low-paying employers include Papa John's Pizza at $35K and Domino's Pizza at $38K, though some Restaurant General Managers with Operations Management skills there earn up to $60K.

Pay by Experience Level for General Manager, Restaurant

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


Restaurant General Managers with Operations Management skills do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $42K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $47K. Restaurant General Managers with Operations Management skills bring in $52K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $55K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,806

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Surpassing the national average by 41 percent, Restaurant General Managers with Operations Management skills in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Restaurant General Managers with Operations Management skills will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+36 percent), New York (+30 percent), Miami (+15 percent), and Chicago (+10 percent). Denver ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects General Manager, Restaurant Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$49,000

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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 594 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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