Entry-Level Restaurant Manager Salary

Entry-Level Restaurant Managers may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $41K per year. With bonuses occasionally running north of $7K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $10K, and a few commissions as high as $13K, total income for Entry-Level Restaurant Managers can range between $22K and $52K according to individual performance. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately half lack coverage. On the flip side, just under one-half have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,100 - $51,657
$29K
$41K
$52K
MEDIAN: $40,778
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$9.06 - $15.92
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MEDIAN: $11.57
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$0$51K
Salary $29,100 - $51,657
Bonus $0.00 - $6,998
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,594
Commission $48.12 - $12,500
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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$21,783 - $51,691
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,867
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $9.06 - $15.92
Hourly Tips $0.34 - $6.25
Overtime $12.46 - $24.03
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,998
Commission $48.12 - $12,500
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,594
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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$21,783 - $51,691
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 972

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Entry-Level Restaurant Managers flock to Wendy's International, Inc., McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., McDonald's Corporation, Subway Restaurant Inc, and Denny's, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Entry-Level Restaurant Managers in search of the best pay head to Darden Restaurant Group, where the median salary rolls in at $54K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $61K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $42K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, and Ruby Tuesday, Inc., where Entry-Level Restaurant Managers typically earn around $51K, $42K, or $42K, respectively.

McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $21K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $17K to $25K. Other low-paying employers include Taco Bell Corporation at $21K and McDonald's Corporation at $22K, though some Entry-Level Restaurant Managers there earn up to $31K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,017

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Restaurant Managers, 40 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Restaurant Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+35 percent), New York (+29 percent), Los Angeles (+29 percent), and Boston (+18 percent). In San Antonio, salaries are 2 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Restaurant Manager Advice

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

Restaurant Manager in Lexington:
Go in with an open mind and always. Always communicate.

Restaurant Manager in Saint John:
"If I only knew."
Get to know owners if it's a mom and pop restaurant before you take on a title and don't get paid correctly.

Restaurant Manager in Joliet:
"Get it. In Writing."
Before taking a job on salary be sure you know what your job responsibilities are, number of hours expected a week from you, and are there bonuses and salary increases how often.

Restaurant Manager in Pretoria:
"Shouldve chosen it."
Run away dont do it unless you have a trustworthy team.

Restaurant Manager in Monroe:
"Depending on others is hard."
Be fair with everyone including yourself.

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 Miami:
"Customer service."
Be Patience and listen to what the customer has to say and why.

Key Stats for Restaurant Manager

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 503 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
20%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Restaurant Manager Salaries


▲3%


Payroll Administration
▲1%


National Average
$37,000

Leadership
▼1%


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼1%

Team Leadership
▼1%




▼8%

Bookkeeping
▼8%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 503 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 51%
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