Entry-Level Restaurant Manager Salary

Entry-Level Restaurant Managers may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $39K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Restaurant Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $21K and $51K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $6K and $10K, respectively. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although nearly one-half have medical coverage and more than a third have dental coverage, a little less than half claim no health benefits at all. Male Entry-Level Restaurant Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$28,122 - $50,283
(Median)
$28K
$39K
$50K
MEDIAN: $39,323
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$8.44 - $15.35
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$8
$11
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary 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
Salary
$28,122 - $50,283  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,111  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,916  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$21,227 - $51,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,633
National Hourly Rate 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$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.44 - $15.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.28 - $7.45  
Overtime
$11.73 - $22.83  
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 - $6,111  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,916  
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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$21,227 - $51,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 989
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Subway Restaurant Inc, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., Wendy's International, Inc., Denny's, and McDonald's Corporation are top-notch employers for Entry-Level Restaurant Managers in this area. Employees at Darden Restaurant Group enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $48K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $39K and higher ones not far away at only $57K. Also paying near the top of the field are Chili's Grill & Bar at $46K, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. at $42K, and Panera Bread Company, where Entry-Level Restaurant Managers annually earn $41K.

McDonald's Corporation lags the field greatly in terms of pay, offering a median salary less than half of the top paying employer's rate ($20K). Other low-paying employers include McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. at $21K and Pizza Hut, Inc. at $21K, though some Entry-Level Restaurant Managers there earn up to $41K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,593

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

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Restaurant Managers in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Restaurant Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+28 percent), Los Angeles (+24 percent), New York (+22 percent), and Boston (+19 percent).

Restaurant Manager Advice

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

Restaurant Manager in Harrison:
"Take care of your business."
Always remember you have to take care of the business. Make the right calls and do what's best for your store. Everything takes steady balance to keep everything moving smoothly.

Restaurant Manager in Washington:
"Stress to the max , overworked 60+hr."
Be ready to give up your life, sanity and adopt a bunch of people as your new sons and daughters. Drama will never stop. Separate your personal life and your me time to stay sane.

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.

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Skills That Affect Restaurant Manager Salaries

Payroll Administration
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Scheduling
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People Management
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Customer Relations
0%

Inventory Management
0%

National Average
$37,000

Leadership
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Customer Service
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Employee Relations
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Order Inventory
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Training
up arrow 4%

Bookkeeping
up arrow 8%


Inventory Control
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 565 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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