Average Late-Career Restaurant Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Late-Career Restaurant Manager is $49,637.
MEDIAN $49,637
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$35k - $63k
$483 - $10k
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$500 - $24k
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$31k - $65k

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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, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. Reported salaries are highest at Crackerbarrel where the average pay is $57,968. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Chili's Grill & Bar, earning around $55,063 and $53,040, respectively. Denny's pays the lowest at around $40,000. Wendy's International, Inc. and Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $43,500 and $50,629, respectively.

Career Paths

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Restaurant Manager
General Manager, Restaurant
Restaurant Assistant Manager
Office Manager
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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 $40,149 based on 193 salaries. An early career Restaurant Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,822 based on 3,841 salaries. A mid-career Restaurant Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,537 based on 2,626 salaries. An experienced Restaurant Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,255 based on 2,812 salaries.
Employees with Restaurant Manager in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 16.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (12.0% more) and Houston, Texas (3.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (10.0% less) and Seattle, Washington (2.0% less).

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