Average Early-Career General Manager, Restaurant Salary

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The average salary for an Early-Career General Manager, Restaurant is $43,388.
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$31k - $60k
$464 - $12k
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$488 - $12k
$1 - $8k
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$28k - $62k

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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 Domino's Pizza, Pizza Hut, Inc. and Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches. Reported salaries are highest at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. where the average pay is $49,398. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Taco Bell Corporation and Burger King Corporation, earning around $41,188 and $37,626, respectively. Papa John's Pizza pays the lowest at around $33,619. Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches and Pizza Hut, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $33,983 and $34,709, respectively.

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Popular Skills for General Manager, Restaurant

Skills in People Management, Operations 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 $39,357 based on 152 salaries. A mid-career General Manager, Restaurant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,895 based on 3,215 salaries. An experienced General Manager, Restaurant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,194 based on 4,296 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $53,805.
Employees with General Manager, Restaurant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 35.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (21.9% more) and Seattle, Washington (15.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (0.4% less).

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