General Manager, Restaurant with Operations Management Skills Salary

Restaurant General Managers with Operations Management skills usually earn approximately $47K per year , but T.G.I. Friday's offers a significantly higher median of $73K. Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., and Denny's are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Restaurant General Managers with Operations Management skills earning around $60K, $56K, or $53K at each firm, respectively. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,409 - $66,053
(Median)
$31K
$47K
$66K
MEDIAN: $46,709
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$9.75 - $20.14
(Median)
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,409 - $66,053  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,674  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,397  
Commission
$0.00 - $8,292  
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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$30,854 - $71,827  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,662
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.75 - $20.14  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25 - $5.19  
Overtime
$8.25 - $28.51  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,674  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,292  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,397  
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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$30,854 - $71,827  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 321
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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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $41K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $46K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $52K in this role. Restaurant General Managers with Operations Management skills who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $56K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,718

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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Restaurant General Managers with Operations Management skills, 35 percent above the national average. Restaurant General Managers with Operations Management skills will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+34 percent), New York (+33 percent), Los Angeles (+22 percent), and Chicago (+15 percent).

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Experience Affects General Manager, Restaurant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 832 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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