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Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining Salary

Pay for Casual Dining Restaurant Managers in the United States is very modest at just $40K annually. Pay ranges from $23K on the low end to $54K per year on the high end. Male Casual Dining Restaurant Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. While a little less than half report receiving no health benefits, a little more than half do receive medical coverage, and close to two-fifths have dental, as well. For the most part, Casual Dining Restaurant Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,810 - $51,634
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $40,316
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90%

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$8.43 - $17.34
(Median)
$8
$11
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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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
$28,810 - $51,634  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,227  
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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$22,938 - $53,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 246
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
$8.43 - $17.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.99 - $5.71  
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.71  
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 - $8,227  
   
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).
)
$22,938 - $53,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | 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.

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Casual Dining Restaurant Managers only report a few specific skills. Team Leadership and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service. Customer Service and Team Leadership are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $36K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $42K. For Casual Dining Restaurant Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $41K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $42K on average.

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Experience Affects Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

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
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 46%
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