Average Owner / Operator, Restaurant Salary

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The average salary for an Owner / Operator, Restaurant is $64,517.
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$31k - $147k
$993 - $40k
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$3 - $157k
Total Pay
$28k - $172k

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Job Description for Owner / Operator, Restaurant

Owner / Operator, Restaurant Tasks
  • Oversee the operation of a restaurant, and coordinate employees and processes to ensure the restaurant runs efficiently.
  • Maintain standards for food and service quality, safety, and sanitation.
  • Manage the restaurant's administration, finances, and budget, working to ensure the establishment stays profitable.
  • Ensure the restaurant building, facilities, and grounds are maintained and meet government regulations.
  • Hire, train, and supervise restaurant managers, determine their duties, and evaluate their performance.

Job Satisfaction for Owner / Operator, Restaurant

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Popular Skills for Owner / Operator, Restaurant

Skills in Operations Management, People Management, Customer Service, Team Leadership and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Owner / Operator, Restaurant

An entry-level Owner / Operator, Restaurant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $58,190 based on 7 salaries. An early career Owner / Operator, Restaurant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,250 based on 51 salaries. A mid-career Owner / Operator, Restaurant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,652 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Owner / Operator, Restaurant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,353 based on 70 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $69,353.
Employees with Owner / Operator, Restaurant in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 93.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (37.9% more) and New York, New York (16.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Baltimore, Maryland (47.3% less).

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