Average Restaurant Manager Salary at Darden Restaurant Group

$51,370
Avg. Salary
$4,135
Bonus
$500
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The average salary for a Restaurant Manager at Darden Restaurant Group is $51,370.
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MEDIAN $51,370
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Salary
$45k - $58k
Bonus
$1k - $10k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $500
Total Pay
$46k - $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, Wendy's International, Inc. and Subway Restaurant Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar where the average pay is $46,637. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Outback Steakhouse, Inc. and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., earning around $43,983 and $40,829, respectively. Subway Restaurant Inc pays the lowest at around $29,424. Wendy's International, Inc. and Dunkin' Donuts also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $35,096 and $36,212, 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 Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Scheduling, Customer Service, Leadership and People Management.

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 $49,875 based on 14 salaries. A mid-career Restaurant Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,931 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Restaurant Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,629 based on 25 salaries.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 61 survey responses.
Early Career
23.0%
Mid Career
36.1%
Experienced
41.0%