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Entry-Level Restaurant Manager Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Restaurant Managers is very modest at just $38K annually. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Entry-Level Restaurant Managers. Ranging between $21K near the bottom and $50K near the top, total earnings can include up to $6K from bonuses and up to $11K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $5K. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Restaurant Managers (54 percent) who responded to the survey. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than half — do not have any health coverage, over one-half do receive medical benefits and nearly two in five have dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Restaurant Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$26,132 - $48,752
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MEDIAN: $38,356
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,132 - $48,752  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,989  
Profit Sharing
$29.90 - $10,665  
Commission
$0.00 - $5,051  
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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$20,954 - $49,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,168
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.22 - $15.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.19 - $7.82  
Overtime
$11.14 - $22.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,989  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,051  
Profit Sharing
$29.90 - $10,665  
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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$20,954 - $49,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 732
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Restaurant Manager


McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., Denny's, Darden Restaurant Group, Subway Restaurant Inc, and Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar are top-notch employers for Entry-Level Restaurant Managers in this area. The biggest paychecks can be found at The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. — the median salary there is $49K. Entry-Level Restaurant Managers can also look forward to large paychecks at Chili's Grill & Bar ($46K), Darden Restaurant Group ($46K), and T.G.I. Friday's ($42K).

Relative to other names in the field, compensation is very low at Pizza Hut, Inc. — the median salary comes to just $19K, 151 percent less than the top paying company. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. at $21K, and McDonald's Corporation where $21K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Entry-Level Restaurant Managers there earn up to $42K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Restaurant Managers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Restaurant Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+30 percent), San Francisco (+25 percent), Dallas (+20 percent), and Boston (+17 percent). Orlando is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average.

Restaurant Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Restaurant Manager in Glen Mills:
"Be prepared for a stressful job and long hours."
This is a people driven industry! To succeed you must have a genuine concern for your guests and employees alike and lead with integrity. Make sure your staff shares this mentality and happy guests are sure to follow.
Restaurant Manager in Hayward:
"It's just burgers and beers."
You will work 50-65 hours in a week. You will work every major holiday, if your location is open. Guests will get unreasonably angry with you, the staff and anything else in their direct vision. That is normal, they are hungry. Feed them and cater to their needs, %95 of the time, they will be shaking your hand and thanking you as they exit the building. You will screw up, constantly, for the first 6 months. A mentor of mine always said, "It takes a new manager 6 months to find the bathroom. After that, they will go insane, or quit. Lets admit it, you would have to be crazy to want this job, but it sure has it's benefits." Don't get a collage degree in Restaurant Management. It is not necessary, and the knowledge you will bring to the table will only distract you from what you should actually be learning. Know the food! If your food knowledge can outstrip the Kitchen Managers, you will be an All Star. Most of all, remember: "It's just burgers and beers.".
Restaurant Manager in Stuart:
"Plenty Of Responsibility And A Willingness To Do More."
You must have a will to always do more and not necessarily be recognized for all of your efforts, while praising, training, assisting others without complaint. To excel one must go above and beyond to prove their worth and build a good team.
Restaurant Manager in Mobile:
"Stress Involved."
Have a good team. Create loyalty and dedication and do not let people use you. Do not become the 7 day 24 hour on call person. This creates extreme stress in a non-stressful job. It is very rewarding to know you can make someones day with so little effort, if you love what you do. You eat with your eyes first and it is your job to create works of art.
Restaurant Manager in New York:
"The Late Hours."
Find an employer and a boss that you really believe in and who believes in you.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Restaurant Manager Salaries

Payroll Administration
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People Management
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Customer Relations
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Leadership
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Training
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Employee Relations
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National Average
$36,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 549 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 46%