The average salary for a Mid-Career Restaurant Manager is $45,628.
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Job Description for Restaurant Manager
A restaurant manager is a person in charge of the daily operations of an eating establishment. He or she typically helps to hire, train, and schedule staff to meet expected business demands. The restaurant manager also sets standards for service and food quality and works with employees to see that these are met. He or she will typically also work behind the scenes, performing such tasks as handling purchasing, reconciling daily sales, and depositing restaurant receipts. In most restaurants, a …Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Restaurant Manager
The top respondents for the job title Restaurant Manager are from the companies Subway Restaurant Inc, Wendy's International, Inc. and Denny's. Reported salaries are highest at Darden Restaurant Group where the average pay is $51,147. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. and Outback Steakhouse, Inc., earning around $47,500 and $43,161, respectively. Subway Restaurant Inc pays the lowest at around $28,861. Wendy's International, Inc. and Dunkin' Donuts also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $35,000 and $37,132, respectively.
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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 $40,205 based on 198 salaries. An early career Restaurant Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,984 based on 3,854 salaries. An experienced Restaurant Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,424 based on 2,800 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $49,696.
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Employees with Restaurant Manager in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 16.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (12.1% more) and Chicago, Illinois (7.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (1.5% less) and Dallas, Texas (0.6% less).
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