Entry-Level Restaurant Manager Salary

Entry-Level Restaurant Managers are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $40K annually on average. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Restaurant Managers runs from around $21K to approximately $51K, including potential for up to $7K each from bonuses and profit sharing, with a few receiving commissions as high as $12K. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to one-half lack coverage. On the flip side, just under one-half have medical insurance and over a third receive dental plans. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,824 - $51,349
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$40K
$51K
MEDIAN: $40,258
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$8.90 - $15.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,824 - $51,349  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,087  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,213  
Commission
$95.58 - $12,329  
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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$21,368 - $51,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,979
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.90 - $15.57  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.35 - $6.46  
Overtime
$12.13 - $23.32  
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 - $7,087  
   
Commission
$95.58 - $12,329  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,213  
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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$21,368 - $51,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 991

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Entry-Level Restaurant Managers fill the offices of leading firms Wendy's International, Inc., McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., McDonald's Corporation, Subway Restaurant Inc, and Pizza Hut, Inc. Salary cannot be beat at Darden Restaurant Group, where median pay comes to $54K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $43K, and the higher end is not far away at $60K. 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. employees cannot expect much in terms of compensation — the median salary amounts to only $21K, 161 percent less than the top paying company. 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: $36,475

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

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Restaurant Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Restaurant Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+38 percent), Los Angeles (+35 percent), San Diego (+25 percent), and Boston (+22 percent). Trailing the national average by 3 percent, San Antonio is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Restaurant Manager Advice

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

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 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.

Key Stats for Restaurant Manager

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 444 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
20%
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Skills That Affect Restaurant Manager Salaries


▲5%

Payroll Administration
▲3%



Team Leadership
▲1%

Leadership
▼0%

Order Inventory
▼0%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼0%

National Average
$36,000




▼7%

Bookkeeping
▼7%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 444 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 51%
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