Average Restaurant Manager Salary in Australia

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The average salary for a Restaurant Manager in Australia is AU$55,183.
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AU$47k - AU$68k
AU$1k - AU$11k
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AU$983 - AU$25k
AU$0 - AU$4k
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AU$45k - AU$69k

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Job Description for Restaurant Manager

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 McDonalds Australia where the average pay is AU$61,847. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Corporation and Macdonalds, earning around AU$61,500 and AU$60,500, respectively. Subway Restaurant Inc pays the lowest at around AU$50,868. Hungry Jack's Pty Ltd and Nando's also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$54,769 and AU$57,808, respectively.

Career Paths

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Restaurant Manager
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Popular Skills for Restaurant Manager

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

Pay by Experience Level for Restaurant Manager

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$53,456 based on 39 salaries. An early career Restaurant Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$54,449 based on 612 salaries. A mid-career Restaurant Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$55,969 based on 367 salaries. An experienced Restaurant Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$59,415 based on 266 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$58,652.
Employees with Restaurant Manager in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 7.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (1.9% more) and Gold Coast, Queensland (0.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cairns, Queensland (5.9% less), Adelaide, South Australia (1.7% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (1.5% less).

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