Average General Manager, Restaurant with Operations Management Skills Salary

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The average salary for a General Manager, Restaurant with Operations Management skills is $49,791.
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$35k - $70k
$512 - $14k
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$344 - $15k
$1 - $23k
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$33k - $75k

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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 Restaurants Ltd. where the average pay is $47,331. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include McDonald's Corporation and Wendy's International, Inc., earning around $46,289 and $44,764, respectively. Domino's Pizza pays the lowest at around $37,615. Pizza Hut, Inc. and Burger King Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $39,487 and $41,470, respectively.

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Popular Skills for General Manager, Restaurant

Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Management, Hiring, Leadership, Customer Service and People 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 $39,475 based on 40 salaries. An early career General Manager, Restaurant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,844 based on 1,197 salaries. A mid-career General Manager, Restaurant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,647 based on 1,275 salaries. An experienced General Manager, Restaurant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,221 based on 1,833 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $54,698.
Employees with General Manager, Restaurant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 39.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (27.3% more) and San Diego, California (19.8% more).

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