A large fraction of take-home pay for Fine Dining Restaurant Managers comes from commissions — over a third on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $43K. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, the greater part are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by just over two-fifths and dental insurance is reported by one-fourth. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Men working as Fine Dining Restaurant Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent.

$30,673 - $56,346
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$31K
$44K
$56K
MEDIAN: $43,761
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,673 - $56,346  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $5,817  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Commission
$15,000  
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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$22,710 - $58,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$16.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $5,817  
   
Commission
$15,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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).
)
$22,710 - $58,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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Job Description for Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining

A fine dining restaurant manager typically oversees front-of-house operations (the dining room, host area, and bar or lounge). This manager helps ensure that each dinner shift runs well from an execution standpoint, and they are also expected to interact with guests for quality assurance reasons and to help create a positive guest experience.

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Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining Tasks

  • Oversee weekly, monthly, and quarterly accounting for income and expenditures.
  • Oversee accounting, auditing, and ordering of food supplies.
  • Work with head chef on menus.
  • Oversee restaurant operations including staffing, non-food supplies, and budgets.
  • Work with sommelier on wine offerings.

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $43K on average. It may be worth noting that those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a lower median salary of $42K. Fine Dining Restaurant Managers bring in $46K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $50K.

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Experience Affects Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining Salaries

National Average
$43,000

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Inventory Management
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
medical benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 56%
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