Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining Salary

Pay for Casual Dining Restaurant Managers in the United States is very modest at just $41K per year. Compensation ranges from $22K on the lower end to $54K per year on the higher end. Most Casual Dining Restaurant Managers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and a little less than one-half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a little more than half and dental coverage is claimed by two in five. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Casual Dining Restaurant Managers making up 52 percent of survey respondents. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,934 - $52,211
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$52K
MEDIAN: $41,390
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$8.16 - $17.71
(Median)
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$11
$18
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,934 - $52,211  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,688  
Profit Sharing
$2,457  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$22,414 - $53,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.16 - $17.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $11.04  
Overtime
$-0.49 - $21.90  
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 - $7,688  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$2,457  
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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$22,414 - $53,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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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.

Common Career Paths for Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining


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For Casual Dining Restaurant Managers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Casual Dining Restaurant Managers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Restaurant Manager.

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Casual Dining Restaurant Managers note just a narrow range of job skills. Customer Service and Team Leadership are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Team Leadership and Customer Service as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Those with knowledge of Customer Service tend to be skilled in Team Leadership as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining

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


For Casual Dining Restaurant Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $34K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $42K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $44K. Casual Dining Restaurant Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining Salaries

National Average
$40,000


Team Leadership
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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