Restaurant Manager Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Restaurant Manager is $40,378 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Restaurant Manager Salary (?
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$28,998 - $52,555
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Restaurant Manager Salary (?
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$8.29 - $16.17
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,998 - $52,555  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,650  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,815  
Commission
$0.00 - $5,152  
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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$23,311 - $54,376  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,962
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.29 - $16.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.19 - $8.11  
Overtime
$10.42 - $23.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,650  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,152  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,815  
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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$23,311 - $54,376  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,275
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Job Description for Restaurant Manager

A Restaurant Manager holds many responsibilities such as making sure the equipment in the restaurant is up to date, as well as the hiring and firing of employees. Also, the restaurant manager must make sure that all safety procedures are being performed by all employees. They must make sure that the restaurant has met all of the safety codes, such as making sure that the restaurant is clean, the food is being handled properly, and the fire exits and procedures are clearly enforced. Most of all, restaurant managers generally have a high school education, but there are a few that have higher degrees in culinary arts. Most restaurant managers have prior restaurant experience before becoming a restaurant manager. They usually work indoors inside of the restaurant. They typically are supervisors to cashiers, front-line staff, cooks, greeters, and frequently their supervisor will be the general manager. The hours of a restaurant manager vary, depending on the hours of operation of the restaurant. However most restaurant managers are there before the restaurant opens, and they are there when the restaurant closes. They are in charge of making sure that all monies are accounted for. The restaurant manager must be willing to put in extra or overtime hours if needed. Also, if there is a problem within the restaurant with the customers, the restaurant manager usually resolves the problem. The restaurant manager frequently takes continuing education courses in customer service, management, accounting, bookeeping, etc. A restaurant manager always has to stay on top of his or her skills. It is not unlikely that a restaurant manager may have to attend regional or district conferences for his or her restaurant. Clearly, being a restaurant manager is a challenging and involves many responsibilities.
Restaurant Manager Tasks
  • Maintain all reservation systems and book to accommodate business demands.
  • Maintain schedules, payroll and other administrative support to maintain food and beverage cost controls and inventory.
  • Organize and conduct pre-shift and departmental meetings daily.
  • Hire, train and develop all restaurant staff.
  • Create side work assignments and ensure completion with wait staff.

Common Career Paths for Restaurant Manager

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Restaurant Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Restaurant Manager?
Restaurant Manager in Manteca:
Pros: Working with people. Supplying them with what they want and seeing them satisfied. Working in a non-stop atmosphere.
Cons: Dealing with employees who have a hard time listening.
Restaurant Manager in Atlanta:
"Restaurant Management."
Pros: I like being able to provide good food and service through training my employees. Customer service is my passion. I work with a very talented staff and I have an awesome boss. I have learned a lot about Japanese cuisine and culture here. Our regular customers are also very kind people and I love it when they walk through the door.
Cons: I don't like how some of the employees are too comfortable and don't strive to improve on the level of service to make our company shine. Being overworked and underpaid drains on my social life. Especially at my age I need to start settling down. The office could use some organization as well.

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Experience Affects Restaurant Manager Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Restaurant Manager Salaries

People Management
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Inventory Management
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Customer Relations
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 40%
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