Average Experienced General Manager, Restaurant Salary

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The average salary for an Experienced General Manager, Restaurant is $51,234.
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$37k - $72k
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$36k - $77k

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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., McDonald's Corporation and Taco Bell Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at IHOP where the average pay is $49,282. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. and McDonald's Corporation, earning around $47,250 and $47,219, respectively. Domino's Pizza pays the lowest at around $35,946. Burger King Corporation and Taco Bell Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $41,954 and $45,375, respectively.

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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 Inventory Management 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 $39,619 based on 154 salaries. An early career General Manager, Restaurant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,459 based on 3,422 salaries. A mid-career General Manager, Restaurant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,956 based on 3,213 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $53,774.
Employees with General Manager, Restaurant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 37.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (20.2% more) and San Diego, California (20.2% more).

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