Average General Manager, Restaurant with Budget Management Skills Salary

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The average salary for a General Manager, Restaurant with Budget Management skills is $50,165.
MEDIAN $50,165
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$36k - $70k
$517 - $15k
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$350 - $15k
$550 - $10k
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$36k - $76k

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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 Burger King Corporation, Denny's and Wendy's International, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar where the average pay is $55,838. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Wendy's International, Inc. and McDonald's Corporation, earning around $49,331 and $47,018, respectively. Pizza Hut, Inc. pays the lowest at around $38,196. Burger King Corporation and Taco Bell Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $39,770 and $43,301, respectively.

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General Manager, Restaurant
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Popular Skills for General Manager, Restaurant

Skills that pay less than market rate include Hiring, Leadership, Customer Service, People Management and Operations Management.

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 $40,766 based on 18 salaries. An early career General Manager, Restaurant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,631 based on 587 salaries. A mid-career General Manager, Restaurant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,461 based on 619 salaries. An experienced General Manager, Restaurant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,094 based on 972 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $55,811.
Employees with General Manager, Restaurant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 38.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (18.6% more) and Seattle, Washington (10.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (1.5% less) and Dallas, Texas (1.3% less).

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