Entry-Level Restaurant Manager Salary

Entry-Level Restaurant Managers may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $39K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Restaurant Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $21K and $50K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $6K and $10K, respectively. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While some workers in this profession — a little less than half — do not have any health coverage, slightly more than half do receive medical benefits and around two in five have dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Restaurant Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Restaurant Managers (52 percent) who responded to the survey. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,283 - $49,411
(Median)
$27K
$39K
$49K
MEDIAN: $38,826
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$8.30 - $15.43
(Median)
$8
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary 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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,283 - $49,411  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,039  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
Commission
$0.00 - $6,044  
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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$21,048 - $50,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,232
National Hourly Rate 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$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.30 - $15.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20 - $8.10  
Overtime
$11.20 - $22.87  
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 - $6,039  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,044  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$21,048 - $50,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 809
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Entry-Level Restaurant Managers flock to Subway Restaurant Inc, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., Denny's, Darden Restaurant Group, and McDonald's Corporation, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Entry-Level Restaurant Managers flock to The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $49K lead the pack in compensation. Also paying near the top of the field are Darden Restaurant Group at $48K, Chili's Grill & Bar at $46K, and Panera Bread Company, where Entry-Level Restaurant Managers annually earn $41K.

With a reported median salary of only $20K, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. easily takes the cake for lowest-paying firm in town; earnings are less than half of the top paying company's rate. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include McDonald's Corporation at $21K, and Pizza Hut, Inc. 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, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Restaurant Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+27 percent), San Francisco (+27 percent), Los Angeles (+22 percent), and Boston (+19 percent). Falling short of the national average by 4 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Orlando.

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 Entry-Level 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%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
0%

National Average
$36,000

Leadership
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Training
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Order Inventory
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Customer Service
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Employee Relations
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Bookkeeping
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Inventory Control
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 499 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 46%
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