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Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining Salary

Those pursuing careers as Casual Dining Restaurant Managers in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $40K per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $23K to $54K per year. The majority of Casual Dining Restaurant Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, a little less than half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Casual Dining Restaurant Managers making up 54 percent of survey respondents. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,855 - $51,567
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $40,189
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90%

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$8.41 - $17.40
(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
$28,855 - $51,567  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,243  
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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$23,361 - $53,681  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 239
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
$8.41 - $17.40  
   
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 - $8,243  
   
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).
)
$23,361 - $53,681  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $36K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $42K. Casual Dining Restaurant Managers bring in $40K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 46%