Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salary
The average Assistant Fast Food Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $10.54 per hour. While the specific employer and experience level impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Assistant Fast Food Managers. Women account for the majority of Assistant Fast Food Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 62 percent to be exact. Some workers in this field — the greater part — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by two in five and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly less than a third. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$23,962 - $39,279|
|Bonus||$204.26 - $4,980|
|Total Pay (||$19,189 - $35,468|
|Hourly Rate||$8.68 - $13.32|
|Hourly Tips||$0.00 - $1.87|
|Overtime||$11.90 - $19.79|
|Bonus||$204.26 - $4,980|
|Total Pay (||$19,189 - $35,468|
Job Description for Assistant Manager, Fast Food
An assistant manager in the fast food industry is responsible for overseeing the operation of a fast food restaurant, typically under the supervision of a general manager. Individuals in this position manage a group of line-level employees who perform such functions as preparing food, cleaning, and taking customer orders. The assistant manager must know how to perform all line-level functions, as they must ensure these tasks are successfully completed and perhaps fill in on the line.Read More...
Many fast food restaurants are open 24 hours a day. The assistant manager must have a flexible schedule, and they typically must be available to work a wide variety of hours from early in the morning and late at night. They work
primarily inside the restaurant, although they may perform certain functions outside such as disposing of trash and accepting deliveries. This individual must know how to operate industrial kitchen equipment, including grills and deep fryers; they must also be able to instruct employees how to use this equipment. The assistant manager must maintain a safe work environment for all team members through training and counseling as necessary.
This position requires good interpersonal and communication skills. The assistant manager is responsible for coaching employees and maintaining excellent customer service. Complex customer service issues may be escalated to the assistant manager, who needs to apply the restaurant’s policies and procedures to ensure the issue is resolved and the customer is satisfied.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required for this position. Previous supervisory experience in a fast food restaurant is highly recommended, but not required. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Assistant Manager, Fast Food Tasks
- Supervise restaurant staff during shifts, including hiring, scheduling, and evaluations.
- Place orders, assess inventory, and organize stores.
- Maintain the facility, including assigning staff to clean and conduct preventative maintenance.
- Balance cash receipts.
- Be responsible for providing hygienic, safe food that meets branding, and company standards.
Common Career Paths for Assistant Manager, Fast Food
For Assistant Fast Food Managers, transitioning into a Restaurant General Manager role — where the average salary $46K per year — is a rare occurrence. It is quite typical for Assistant Fast Food Managers to transition into roles as Food Service General Managers or Restaurant Managers, where reported median earnings are $18K and $13K higher per year.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Manager, Fast Food
Many Assistant Fast Food Managers can be found at Burger King Corporation, Wendy's International, Inc., Subway Restaurant Inc, Arby's Restaurant Group Inc, and Sonic Drive - In, firms that are at the top of the field. Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Corporation pays the most with a median salary of $31K, though there is little variation overall ($23K to $37K). Arby's Restaurant Group Inc, Wendy's International, Inc., and Taco Bell Corporation are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Assistant Fast Food Managers earning around $29K, $29K, or $28K at each firm, respectively.
Salaries are easily beat at Subway Restaurant Inc, where median pay comes to just $20K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $17K and ending at $26K, range in salary is rather small. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Little Caesars Enterprises, Inc. at $20K, and International Dairy Queen, Inc. where $21K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Assistant Fast Food Managers there earn up to $32K.
Popular Skills for Assistant Manager, Fast Food
Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Job Scheduling, Hiring, Scheduling, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Cash Handling, Food Preparation, and Leadership. Most people familiar with Customer Service also know Inventory Control and Operations Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Manager, Fast Food
Pay by Experience for an Assistant Manager, Fast Food has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Manager, Fast Food with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 881 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Manager, Fast Food with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 402 salaries. An experienced Assistant Manager, Fast Food which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 221 salaries. An Assistant Manager, Fast Food with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 55 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For Assistant Fast Food Managers, Cleveland provides a pay rate that is 23 percent greater than the national average. Assistant Fast Food Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Phoenix (+22 percent), Louisville (+18 percent), Philadelphia (+15 percent), and Dallas (+6 percent). Assistant Fast Food Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Assistant Fast Food Managers in San Antonio bring in salaries that are 21 percent lower than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Orlando (15 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).
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