It's impossible to make it big as a Entry-Level Restaurant Managers ; the average employee scrapes together only around $40K annually. Overall compensation packages to Entry-Level Restaurant Managers range from $21K on the low end to $51K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $7K and profit sharing that approaches $9K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $12K. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although around half lack health benefits of any kind, close to one-half do enjoy medical insurance, and over a third get dental coverage, too. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,851 - $51,162
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$29K
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$51K
MEDIAN: $40,136
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$8.82 - $15.51
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,851 - $51,162  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,014  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,808  
Commission
$96.23 - $12,283  
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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$21,279 - $51,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,971
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.82 - $15.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.34 - $7.21  
Overtime
$12.08 - $23.21  
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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,014  
   
Commission
$96.23 - $12,283  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,808  
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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$21,279 - $51,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 953
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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Entry-Level Restaurant Managers include Wendy's International, Inc., McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., McDonald's Corporation, Subway Restaurant Inc, and Pizza Hut, Inc. Darden Restaurant Group pays the most with a median salary of $54K, though there is little variation overall ($43K to $59K). Entry-Level Restaurant Managers can also look forward to large paychecks at Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants ($51K), Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. ($43K), and Ruby Tuesday, Inc. ($43K).

McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. offers the least pay with a median salary of $21K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $25K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include McDonald's Corporation at $22K, and Pizza Hut, Inc. where $23K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Entry-Level Restaurant Managers there earn up to $40K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,521

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Restaurant Managers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Restaurant Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+32 percent), Washington (+30 percent), Boston (+22 percent), and San Diego (+21 percent). Phoenix ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 6 percent below the national average.

Restaurant Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Restaurant Manager in Parkesburg:
Work hard and be a hands on manager. Care about your staff. Happy staff happy customers. Less turn over.

Restaurant Manager in Toronto:
"I wish I knew more about operations budgets."
Be well rounded in your food and beverage knowledge and learn all you can about areas that are not in your department.

Restaurant Manager in Dallas:
"Love what you do."
Make sure you love what you do. The restaurant business is hard work, not for everyone. Dealing with the public can be very difficult.

Restaurant Manager in Texas City:
"No title."
Be prepared to do good for the group which means to have a team driven focus on all levels of staff.

Restaurant Manager in Burlington:
Feel like being a strong managers include good teamwork and good leadership skills as well as being able to sell food to customers.

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Skills That Affect Restaurant Manager Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 425 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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