Average Restaurant Manager with Food Preparation Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Restaurant Manager with Food Preparation skills is $43,285.
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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 Subway Restaurant Inc, Wendy's International, Inc. and Denny's. Reported salaries are highest at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar where the average pay is $45,050. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Burger King Corporation and Wendy's International, Inc., earning around $39,306 and $39,000, respectively. Subway Restaurant Inc pays the lowest at around $25,434. McDonald's Corporation and Dunkin' Donuts also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $32,000 and $32,495, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Restaurant Manager

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

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 $35,642 based on 32 salaries. An early career Restaurant Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,443 based on 581 salaries. A mid-career Restaurant Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,625 based on 411 salaries. An experienced Restaurant Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,156 based on 423 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $46,449.
Employees with Restaurant Manager in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 23.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Orlando, Florida (11.6% more) and Austin, Texas (3.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (12.2% less) and Chicago, Illinois (4.7% less).

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