Average Restaurant Manager Salary

$45,362
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,481
Bonus
$3,549
Commission
$1,265
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Restaurant Manager is $45,362.
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$33k
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$45k
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$58k
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MEDIAN $45,362
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Salary
$33k - $58k
Bonus
$104 - $8k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $8k
Commission
$489 - $14k
Total Pay
$23k - $58k

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Job Description for Restaurant Manager

Restaurant Manager Tasks
  • Hire, train and develop all restaurant staff.
  • Create side work assignments and ensure completion with wait staff.
  • Organize and conduct pre-shift and departmental meetings daily.
  • Maintain all reservation systems and book to accommodate business demands.
  • Maintain schedules, payroll and other administrative support to maintain food and beverage cost controls and inventory.
The top respondents for the job title Restaurant Manager are from the companies Denny's, Wendy's International, Inc. and Subway Restaurant Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Darden Restaurant Group where the average pay is $51,239. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., earning around $46,322 and $40,256, respectively. Subway Restaurant Inc pays the lowest at around $29,331. Wendy's International, Inc. and Dunkin' Donuts also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $35,318 and $36,007, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Restaurant Manager. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Restaurant Manager
General Manager, Restaurant
Restaurant Assistant Manager
Office Manager
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Restaurant Manager

Skills in People Management, Leadership and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Scheduling and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Restaurant Manager

An entry-level Restaurant Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,030 based on 200 salaries. An early career Restaurant Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,793 based on 3,876 salaries. A mid-career Restaurant Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,465 based on 2,647 salaries. An experienced Restaurant Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,201 based on 2,803 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $49,418.
Employees with Restaurant Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 23.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (18.1% more) and New York, New York (13.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (1.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 11,095 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.8%
Early Career
34.9%
Mid Career
23.9%
Experienced
25.3%
Late Career
14.1%