Average General Manager, Restaurant Salary

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The average salary for a General Manager, Restaurant is $48,804.
MEDIAN $48,804
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$34k - $68k
$514 - $12k
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$0 - $12k
$688 - $11k
Total Pay
$32k - $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.
The top respondents for the job title General Manager, Restaurant are from the companies Wendy's International, Inc., Burger King Corporation and Taco Bell Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at McDonald's Corporation where the average pay is $45,729. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Wendy's International, Inc. and Taco Bell Corporation, earning around $45,282 and $43,942, respectively. Domino's Pizza pays the lowest at around $36,333. Papa John's Pizza and Pizza Hut, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $36,529 and $38,299, respectively.

Career Paths

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General Manager, Restaurant
Restaurant Manager
General Manager, Food Service
General / Operations Manager
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Popular Skills for General Manager, Restaurant

Skills in Operations Management, People Management and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Hiring 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 $39,276 based on 150 salaries. An early career General Manager, Restaurant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,009 based on 3,421 salaries. A mid-career General Manager, Restaurant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,524 based on 3,280 salaries. An experienced General Manager, Restaurant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,963 based on 4,427 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $53,514.
Employees with General Manager, Restaurant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 31.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (19.7% more) and Chicago, Illinois (9.6% more).

Years of Experience

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