Average General Manager, Restaurant Salary in Canada

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The average salary for a General Manager, Restaurant in Canada is C$50,454.
MEDIAN C$50,454
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C$39k - C$67k
C$964 - C$11k
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C$0 - C$12k
C$5k - C$18k
Total Pay
C$36k - C$72k

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Job Description for General Manager, Restaurant

General Manager, Restaurant Tasks
  • Develop operational, marketing, and business plans in conjunction with owners or board of directors.
  • Estimate food and supply needs, oversee the placement of orders.
  • Hire, train, and supervise managers and staff.
  • Manage the budget, administer payroll, and make sure operations remain within budget.
  • Establish and enforce standards and regulations for personnel, administration, entertainment, and food.

Job Satisfaction for General Manager, Restaurant

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The top respondents for the job title General Manager, Restaurant are from the companies Boston Pizza International, Wendy's International, Inc. and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Tim Hortons Inc where the average pay is C$55,955. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. and Boston Pizza International, earning around C$52,260 and C$49,057, respectively. Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Corporation pays the lowest at around C$39,548. Wendy's International, Inc. and Swiss Chalet also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$42,468 and C$44,323, respectively.

Career Paths

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General Manager, Restaurant
Restaurant Manager
Food and Beverage Director
Operations Manager
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Popular Skills for General Manager, Restaurant

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

Pay by Experience Level for General Manager, Restaurant

An entry-level General Manager, Restaurant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$43,085 based on 16 salaries. An early career General Manager, Restaurant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$45,210 based on 198 salaries. A mid-career General Manager, Restaurant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$50,883 based on 187 salaries. An experienced General Manager, Restaurant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$54,320 based on 304 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$54,935.
Employees with General Manager, Restaurant in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 10.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (9.5% more) and Ottawa, Ontario (7.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (7.7% less).

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