Entry-Level Restaurant Manager Salary

Entry-Level Restaurant Managers can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $41K per year. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $7K, $10K, and $13K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Restaurant Managers can bottom out near $22K or top out at around $52K. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Restaurant Managers (52 percent) survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Restaurant Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, just under one-half report medical coverage and more than a third claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,990 - $51,977
$29K
$41K
$52K
MEDIAN: $40,834
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$9.10 - $16.02
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$16
MEDIAN: $11.58
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$0$51K
Salary $28,990 - $51,977
Bonus $0.00 - $6,851
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,000
Commission $-0.50 - $12,584
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,827 - $51,926
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,804
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $9.10 - $16.02
Hourly Tips $0.38 - $6.74
Overtime $12.23 - $24.08
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,851
Commission $-0.50 - $12,584
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,827 - $51,926
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 950

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Popular Employer Salaries for Restaurant Manager


Wendy's International, Inc., McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., McDonald's Corporation, Subway Restaurant Inc, and Denny's are all popular places to work. With a median salary of $54K, Darden Restaurant Group offers Entry-Level Restaurant Managers the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $42K and are capped at $61K. Entry-Level Restaurant Managers will also find cushy salaries at Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants (+$51K), Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar (+$42K), and Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (+$42K).

With a median salary of $21K, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. provides Entry-Level Restaurant Managers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $25K, limiting employee salary growth. Other low-paying employers include Taco Bell Corporation at $21K and McDonald's Corporation at $22K, though some Entry-Level Restaurant Managers there earn up to $31K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,038

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Restaurant Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 40 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Restaurant Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+35 percent), New York (+29 percent), Los Angeles (+29 percent), and Boston (+18 percent). Falling short of the national average by 2 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Antonio.

Restaurant Manager Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Restaurant Manager in Lexington:
Go in with an open mind and always. Always communicate.

Restaurant Manager in Saint John:
"If I only knew."
Get to know owners if it's a mom and pop restaurant before you take on a title and don't get paid correctly.

Restaurant Manager in Joliet:
"Get it. In Writing."
Before taking a job on salary be sure you know what your job responsibilities are, number of hours expected a week from you, and are there bonuses and salary increases how often.

Restaurant Manager in Pretoria:
"Shouldve chosen it."
Run away dont do it unless you have a trustworthy team.

Restaurant Manager in Monroe:
"Depending on others is hard."
Be fair with everyone including yourself.

Restaurant Manager in Parkesburg:
Work hard and be a hands on manager. Care about your staff. Happy staff happy customers. Less turn over.

Restaurant Manager in Miami:
"Customer service."
Be Patience and listen to what the customer has to say and why.

Key Stats for Restaurant Manager

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 533 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
20%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Restaurant Manager Salaries


▲3%


Payroll Administration
▲1%


National Average
$37,000

Leadership
▼1%


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼1%

Team Leadership
▼1%




▼8%

Bookkeeping
▼8%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 533 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 52%
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