Average Experienced Restaurant Manager Salary

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The average salary for an Experienced Restaurant Manager is $47,424.
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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 Darden Restaurant Group. Reported salaries are highest at Darden Restaurant Group where the average pay is $53,852. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar and Dunkin' Donuts, earning around $48,793 and $44,114, respectively. Subway Restaurant Inc pays the lowest at around $30,839. Wendy's International, Inc. and Burger King Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $35,699 and $38,923, 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 197 salaries. An early career Restaurant Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,984 based on 3,869 salaries. A mid-career Restaurant Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,628 based on 2,596 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $49,696.
Employees with Restaurant Manager in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 17.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (13.3% more) and Chicago, Illinois (4.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (4.5% less).

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