Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining Salary

Commissions form a big slice (around one in three) of total compensation for Fine Dining Restaurant Managers. The median income in this area hovers around $44K. More than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and approximately half claim dental coverage as well. Men make up a slight majority of Fine Dining Restaurant Managers (50 percent) who responded to the survey. Women Fine Dining Restaurant Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,265 - $57,482
(Median)
$33K
$45K
$57K
MEDIAN: $45,439
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$9.98 - $18.17
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$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,265 - $57,482  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,146  
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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$29,630 - $63,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $18.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.66  
Overtime
$18.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,146  
   
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).
)
$29,630 - $63,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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.

Common Career Paths for Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining


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Many Fine Dining Restaurant Managers move into Restaurant Manager roles. Restaurant Managers seem to make a little less than Fine Dining Restaurant Managers as their salaries average out to $39K a year.

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Survey takers who work as Fine Dining Restaurant Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Customer Service and Inventory Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Management and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining

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


For many Fine Dining Restaurant Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $43K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $43K. Fine Dining Restaurant Managers bring in $44K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $50K.

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Experience Affects Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$44,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining Salaries

National Average
$44,000

Customer Service
up arrow 10%

Inventory Management
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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