Entry-Level Restaurant Manager Salary

Entry-Level Restaurant Managers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $39K per year. Total incomes of Entry-Level Restaurant Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $21K and $50K. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one-half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by slightly more than half and dental coverage is claimed by close to two-fifths. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Entry-Level Restaurant Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$27,513 - $49,502

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$8.30 - $15.38

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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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,513 - $49,502  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,050  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,967  
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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$21,094 - $50,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,231
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.30 - $15.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20 - $8.02  
Overtime
$11.19 - $22.87  
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 - $6,050  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,044  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,967  
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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$21,094 - $50,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 813
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Dominating the field, Subway Restaurant Inc, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., Denny's, Darden Restaurant Group, and McDonald's Corporation are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Entry-Level Restaurant Managers. The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $49K. Entry-Level Restaurant Managers will also find cushy salaries at Darden Restaurant Group (+$48K), Chili's Grill & Bar (+$46K), and Panera Bread Company (+$41K).

McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. offers the least pay with a median salary of $20K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $29K. Other low-paying employers include McDonald's Corporation at $21K and Pizza Hut, Inc. at $21K, though 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 will also find cushy salaries in New York (+27 percent), San Francisco (+27 percent), Los Angeles (+23 percent), and Boston (+19 percent). With compensation 2 percent below the national average, Orlando is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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
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Inventory Management
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National Average
$36,000

Leadership
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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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 494 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 46%
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