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Owner / Operator, Restaurant Salary (United States)

An Owner / Operator, Restaurant earns an average salary of $60,767 per year.
Owner / Operator, Restaurant Salary (?
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$29,568 - $170,054
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $60,766
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Owner / Operator, Restaurant Salary (?
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$7.09 - $26.43
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$29,568 - $170,054  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,111  
Profit Sharing
$81.70 - $171,275  
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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$29,248 - $174,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$7.09 - $26.43  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,111  
   
Profit Sharing
$81.70 - $171,275  
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).
)
$29,248 - $174,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Job Description for Owner / Operator, Restaurant

The owner/operator of a restaurant is typically the top manager of either a privately owned or franchised location. He or she normally supervises middle managers to ensure that the restaurant meets quality and safety standards. The owner/operator also helps ensure accounting and bookkeeping is performed accurately. Additionally, they oversee day-to-day operations, interacting with staff and guests.
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Owner / Operator, Restaurant Tasks
  • Ensure the restaurant building, facilities, and grounds are maintained and meet government regulations.
  • Hire, train, and supervise restaurant managers, determine their duties, and evaluate their performance.
  • Manage the restaurant's administration, finances, and budget, working to ensure the establishment stays profitable.
  • Oversee the operation of a restaurant, and coordinate employees and processes to ensure the restaurant runs efficiently.
  • Maintain standards for food and service quality, safety, and sanitation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Owner / Operator, Restaurant

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Experience Affects Owner / Operator, Restaurant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$63,000
Experienced
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
34%
female alumni
 
Male
66%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 60%