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Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining Salary

Fine Dining Restaurant Managers in the United States take home an average $45K per year. Some workers in this field — approximately one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately half. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Fine Dining Restaurant Managers making up 53 percent of survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Fine Dining Restaurant Managers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$34,056 - $56,801
(Median)
$34K
$45K
$57K
MEDIAN: $44,676
10%
50%
90%

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$10.13 - $18.20
(Median)
$10
$15
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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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
$34,056 - $56,801  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,169  
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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$31,103 - $62,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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$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.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,169  
   
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).
)
$31,103 - $62,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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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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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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 Fine Dining Restaurant Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. During the first five years of their careers, Fine Dining Restaurant Managers see a median income of $43K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $44K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Fine Dining Restaurant Managers make a median salary of $46K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Fine Dining Restaurant Managers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $50K.

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Experience Affects Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Restaurant Manager - Fine Dining Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Customer Service
up arrow 15%

Inventory Management
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 33%
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