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Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining Salary

Fine Dining Restaurant Managers in the United States can expect wages of $44K annually on average. Men working as Fine Dining Restaurant Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. Work is enjoyable for Fine Dining Restaurant Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — one in three — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and a little more than half have dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$33,906 - $56,607
(Median)
$34K
$44K
$57K
MEDIAN: $44,402
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50%
90%

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$10.13 - $18.20
(Median)
$10
$15
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$33,906 - $56,607  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,186  
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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$30,971 - $62,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.13 - $18.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.46 - $4.11  
Overtime
$15.37 - $22.89  
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.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,186  
   
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).
)
$30,971 - $62,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Fine Dining Restaurant Managers who took the survey. Customer Service and Inventory Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


Fine Dining Restaurant Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $43K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $43K. Fine Dining Restaurant Managers see a median salary of $44K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $50K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$45,000

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Customer Service
up arrow 15%

Inventory Management
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 33%