Average Restaurant Manager Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$47,899
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,020
Bonus
$12,500
Commission
$1,000
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The average salary for a Restaurant Manager in Chicago, Illinois is $47,899.
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$36k
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$48k
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$61k
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MEDIAN $47,899
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Salary
$36k - $61k
Bonus
$491 - $8k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1k
Commission
$0 - $13k
Total Pay
$30k - $61k

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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.

Career Paths

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

Pay by Experience Level for Restaurant Manager

An early career Restaurant Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $46,429 based on 59 salaries. A mid-career Restaurant Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,892 based on 59 salaries. An experienced Restaurant Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,172 based on 36 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $50,996.
Employees with Restaurant Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 17.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (11.9% more) and New York, New York (7.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (6.2% less), Houston, Texas (3.4% less) and Orlando, Florida (1.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 180 survey responses.
Early Career
32.8%
Mid Career
32.8%
Experienced
20.0%
Late Career
14.4%