Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining Salary

Casual Dining Restaurant Managers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $40K per year. Pay ranges from $23K on the low end to $54K per year on the high end. Health benefits are not claimed by all — a little less than one-half lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and more than a third have dental, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Casual Dining Restaurant Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$28,883 - $51,550
(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
$28,883 - $51,550  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,212  
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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$22,611 - $53,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 251
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.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,212  
   
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).
)
$22,611 - $53,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 narrow range of specific 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. Experience with Customer Service is often linked with knowledge of Team Leadership.

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 who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $42K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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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
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Skills That Affect Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining Salaries

Team Leadership
0%

National Average
$39,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
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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