Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining Salary

Pay for Casual Dining Restaurant Managers in the United States is very modest at just $40K per year. Lower pay rates hover around $23K, and the higher rates verge on $54K per year. Although slightly less than one-half lack health benefits of any kind, a little over a half do enjoy medical insurance, and more than a third get dental coverage, too. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Casual Dining Restaurant Managers making up 53 percent of survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,905 - $51,712
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $40,289
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$8.33 - $17.61
(Median)
$8
$11
$18
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$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,905 - $51,712  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,197  
Profit Sharing
$425.00 - $3,750  
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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$22,647 - $53,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 253
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.33 - $17.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00 - $4.22  
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.54  
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.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,197  
   
Profit Sharing
$425.00 - $3,750  
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).
)
$22,647 - $53,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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Job Description for Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining

A restaurant manager generally oversees the operation of his/her restaurant and makes sure that everything is running smoothly. The goal of those in this position is to increase profitability while providing the highest-quality service to customers. This is a leadership role, so it may require previous leadership experience or adequate experience in a restaurant environment.

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Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining Tasks

  • Maintain all reservation systems and book to accommodate business demands.
  • Maintain schedules, payroll and other administrative support to maintain food and beverage cost controls and inventory.
  • Organize and conduct pre-shift and departmental meetings daily.
  • Hire, train and develop all restaurant staff.
  • Create side work assignments and ensure completion with wait staff.

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Casual Dining Restaurant Managers report a focused set of job skills. Team Leadership and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service. Customer Service and Team Leadership are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $36K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $42K. Casual Dining Restaurant Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $42K.

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Experience Affects Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining Salaries

Team Leadership
0%

National Average
$39,000

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 46%
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