Average General Manager, Restaurant Salary

$49,571
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,807
Bonus
$4,069
Commission
$2,538
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The average salary for a General Manager, Restaurant is $49,571.
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$35k
MEDIAN
$50k
90%
$70k
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$35k - $70k
Bonus
$590 - $13k
Profit Sharing
$1 - $12k
Commission
$1 - $20k
Total Pay
$32k - $73k
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What Do General Manager, Restaurants Do?

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

3.7 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title General Manager, Restaurant are from the companies Burger King Corporation, Taco Bell Corporation and Wendy's International, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Wendy's International, Inc. where the average pay is $47,834. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include McDonald's Corporation and Taco Bell Corporation, earning around $46,646 and $44,893, respectively. Pizza Hut, Inc. pays the lowest at around $39,059. Domino's Pizza and Burger King Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $39,078 and $41,179, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for General Manager, Restaurants?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for General Manager, Restaurants?

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 $40,192 based on 138 salaries. An early career General Manager, Restaurant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,538 based on 2,966 salaries. A mid-career General Manager, Restaurant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,678 based on 2,770 salaries. An experienced General Manager, Restaurant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,745 based on 3,611 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $54,385.
Employees with General Manager, Restaurant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 29.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (20.0% more) and Chicago, Illinois (12.2% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 12,082 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.1%
Early Career
24.5%
Mid Career
22.9%
Experienced
29.9%
Late Career
21.5%