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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 annually. Pay ranges from $23K on the low end to $54K per year on the high end. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than half lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and over a third have dental, too. Men working as Casual Dining Restaurant Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 53 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$28,733 - $51,726
(Median)
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46K
52K
MEDIAN: $40,107
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$8.37 - $16.85
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,733 - $51,726  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,333  
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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$23,315 - $53,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 231
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.37 - $16.85  
   
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 - $8,333  
   
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).
)
$23,315 - $53,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $36K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $42K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. 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

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 47%