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Average Restaurant Manager Salary in Australia

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The average salary for a Restaurant Manager in Australia is AU$55,990.
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AU$48k - AU$69k
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AU$45k - AU$69k
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What Do Restaurant Managers Do?

Restaurant Manager Tasks
  • Hire, train and develop all restaurant staff.
  • Create side work assignments and ensure completion with wait staff.
  • Organize and conduct pre-shift and departmental meetings daily.
  • 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Restaurant Manager

The top respondents for the job title Restaurant Manager are from the companies McDonalds Australia, Hungry Jack's Pty Ltd and Nando's. Reported salaries are highest at Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Corporation where the average pay is AU$63,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include McDonalds Australia and Macdonalds, earning around AU$62,479 and AU$60,500, respectively. Subway Restaurant Inc pays the lowest at around AU$50,868. Grill'd and Hungry Jack's Pty Ltd also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$56,500 and AU$58,409, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Restaurant Managers?

Skills in People Management, Leadership and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Operations Management and Customer Service.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Restaurant Managers?

An entry-level Restaurant Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$53,749 based on 37 salaries. An early career Restaurant Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$55,001 based on 707 salaries. A mid-career Restaurant Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$57,610 based on 393 salaries. An experienced Restaurant Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$60,550 based on 290 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$60,064.
Employees with Restaurant Manager in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 7.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (4.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cairns, Queensland (5.7% less), Brisbane, Queensland (2.2% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (1.5% less).

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