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Working As An Assistant General Manager

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $61,689

    Average Salary

What Does An Assistant General Manager Do

Top executives devise strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. They plan, direct, and coordinate operational activities of companies and organizations.

Duties

Top executives typically do the following:

  • Establish and carry out departmental or organizational goals, policies, and procedures
  • Direct and oversee an organization’s financial and budgetary activities
  • Manage general activities related to making products and providing services
  • Consult with other executives, staff, and board members about general operations
  • Negotiate or approve contracts and agreements
  • Appoint department heads and managers
  • Analyze financial statements, sales reports, and other performance indicators
  • Identify places to cut costs and to improve performance, policies, and programs

The responsibilities of top executives largely depend on an organization’s size. For example, an owner or manager of a small organization, such as an independent retail store, often is responsible for purchasing, hiring, training, quality control, and day-to-day supervisory duties. In large organizations, however, top executives typically focus more on formulating policies and strategic planning, while general and operations managers direct day-to-day operations.

The following are examples of types of top executives working in the private sector:

Chief executive officers (CEOs), who are also known by titles such as executive director, managing director, or president, provide overall direction for companies and organizations. CEOs manage company operations, formulate and implement policies, and ensure goals are met. They collaborate with and direct the work of other top executives and typically report to a board of directors.

Chief operating officers (COOs) oversee other executives who direct the activities of various departments, such as human resources and sales. They also carry out the organization’s guidelines on a day-to-day basis.

General and operations managers oversee operations that are too diverse and general to be classified into one area of management or administration. Responsibilities may include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources. They make staff schedules, assign work, and ensure that projects are completed. In some organizations, the tasks of chief executive officers may overlap with those of general and operations managers.

The following are examples of types of top executives working in the public sector:

Mayors, along with governors, city managers, and county administrators, are chief executive officers of governments. They typically oversee budgets, programs, and the use of resources. Mayors and governors must be elected to office, whereas managers and administrators are typically appointed. 

Most educational systems, regardless of whether they are public or private school systems, also employ executive officers. The following are examples of top executives working in the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary educational school systems:

School superintendents and college or university presidents are chief executive officers of school districts and postsecondary schools. They manage issues such as student achievement, budgets and resources, general operations, and relations with government agencies and other stakeholders.

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How To Become An Assistant General Manager

Although education and training requirements vary widely by position and industry, many top executives have at least a bachelor’s degree and a considerable amount of work experience. 

Education

Many top executives have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business administration or in an area related to their field of work. Top executives in the public sector often have a degree in business administration, public administration, law, or the liberal arts. Top executives of large corporations often have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

College presidents and school superintendents are typically required to have a master’s degree, although a doctorate is often preferred.

Although many mayors, governors, or other public sector executives have at least a bachelor’s degree, these positions typically do not have any specific education requirements.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many top executives advance within their own firm, moving up from lower level managerial or supervisory positions. However, other companies may prefer to hire qualified candidates from outside their organization. Top executives who are promoted from lower level positions may be able to substitute experience for education to move up in the company. For example, in industries such as retail trade or transportation, workers without a college degree may work their way up to higher levels within the company to become executives or general managers.

Chief executives typically need extensive managerial experience. Executives are also expected to have experience in the organization’s area of specialty. Most general and operations managers hired from outside an organization need lower level supervisory or management experience in a related field.

Some general managers advance to higher level managerial or executive positions. Company training programs, executive development programs, and certification can often benefit managers or executives hoping to advance.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Top executives must be able to communicate clearly and persuasively. They must effectively discuss issues and negotiate with others, direct subordinates, and explain their policies and decisions to those within and outside the organization.

Decisionmaking skills. Top executives need decisionmaking skills when setting policies and managing an organization. They must assess different options and choose the best course of action, often daily.

Leadership skills. Top executives must be able to lead an organization successfully by coordinating policies, people, and resources.

Management skills. Top executives must shape and direct the operations of an organization. For example, they must manage business plans, employees, and budgets.

Problem-solving skills. Top executives need to identify and resolve issues within an organization. They must be able to recognize shortcomings and effectively carry out solutions.

Time-management skills. Top executives do many tasks at the same time, typically under their own direction, to ensure that their work gets done and that they meet their goals.

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Average Length of Employment
General Manager 4.8 years
General Supervisor 4.5 years
Multi-Unit Manager 4.3 years
Operations Manager 4.1 years
Restaurant Manager 3.8 years
Manager 3.7 years
Culinary Manager 3.6 years
General Director 3.5 years
Manager On Duty 2.8 years
Top Employers Before
Manager 9.6%
Server 4.2%
Internship 3.1%
Supervisor 2.8%
Cashier 2.8%
Bartender 2.5%
Top Employers After
Manager 7.1%
Server 2.8%
Owner 2.4%
Bartender 1.9%

Assistant General Manager Demographics

Gender

Male

59.1%

Female

39.3%

Unknown

1.6%
Ethnicity

White

80.5%

Hispanic or Latino

10.2%

Asian

6.9%

Unknown

1.9%

Black or African American

0.6%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

56.9%

French

7.8%

Chinese

4.3%

German

4.3%

Italian

4.0%

Arabic

3.3%

Mandarin

2.9%

Russian

2.9%

Japanese

2.7%

Portuguese

2.5%

Korean

1.2%

Cantonese

1.0%

Greek

1.0%

Tagalog

1.0%

Hindi

0.9%

Romanian

0.7%

Dutch

0.7%

Dakota

0.7%

Carrier

0.6%

Swedish

0.5%
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Assistant General Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

18.9%

Johnson & Wales University

9.0%

Michigan State University

5.6%

Southern New Hampshire University

5.3%

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

4.7%

University of Central Florida

4.6%

University of Houston

4.4%

Cornell University

4.4%

Florida State University

4.2%

Pennsylvania State University

4.0%

Northern Arizona University

3.8%

Liberty University

3.7%

Strayer University

3.6%

Ashford University

3.5%

Kaplan University

3.5%

Florida International University

3.4%

Arizona State University

3.4%

Texas Tech University

3.4%

University of Wisconsin - Stout

3.2%

American InterContinental University

3.2%
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Majors

Business

34.7%

Hospitality Management

8.4%

Management

6.5%

Health Care Administration

5.2%

Psychology

4.5%

Accounting

4.5%

Communication

4.5%

Marketing

4.1%

Criminal Justice

3.9%

Culinary Arts

3.1%

Kinesiology

2.8%

General Studies

2.5%

Finance

2.3%

Education

2.2%

Political Science

2.2%

Liberal Arts

2.0%

Human Resources Management

1.9%

English

1.7%

History

1.5%

Computer Science

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

41.7%

Other

29.5%

Associate

13.4%

Masters

9.8%

Certificate

3.6%

Diploma

1.0%

Doctorate

0.6%

License

0.5%
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Real Assistant General Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Assistant General Manager Lightning Hockey LP DBA Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Tampa, FL May 14, 2012 $275,000
Assistant General Manager Amazon.Com.DEDC, LLC Kent, WA Nov 20, 2015 $123,000 -
$170,000
Assistant General Manager Camaco LLC Lorain, OH Sep 14, 2016 $120,000 -
$135,000
Assistant General Manager Full Power Properties LLC San Francisco, CA Jan 09, 2016 $120,000
Assistant General Manager Taxi Tours, Inc. New York, NY Jan 13, 2016 $108,320 -
$115,000
Assistant General Manager 111 Industries Inc. Montezuma, IA Nov 24, 2015 $98,904
Assistant General Manager Cold Spring Country Club Inc. Huntington, NY Jun 14, 2014 $95,300
Assistant General Manager Westfield LLC Parksdale, CA Jun 06, 2016 $95,000
Assistant General Manager The Taubman Company LLC Bloomfield Hills, MI Sep 19, 2011 $95,000
Assistant General Manager-Strategic Network & Global Analysi Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Memphis, TN Sep 03, 2015 $91,000 -
$115,600
Assistant General Manager C/O The Hamptons, LLC East Hampton, NY Feb 15, 2014 $90,000 -
$110,000
Assistant General Manager Westfield, LLC Paramus, NJ Oct 06, 2011 $90,000 -
$105,000
Assistant General Manager Crescent Hotels & Resorts New York, NY Sep 22, 2014 $90,000
Assistant General Manager Mtg, Inc. Dba S2Club GUAM Dec 29, 2016 $70,034
Assistant General Manager COYA Management Services Inc. Miami, FL Jan 06, 2016 $70,000
Assistant General Manager, Food & Beverage Soho Grand Hotel New York, NY Jul 25, 2011 $70,000
Assistant General Manager MJ Employment Services, Inc. Bethlehem, PA Sep 18, 2011 $70,000
Assistant General Manager C/O The Hamptons, LLC East Hampton, NY Feb 15, 2011 $70,000 -
$100,000
Assistant General Manager Westfield, LLC Seattle, WA Apr 04, 2011 $70,000 -
$85,000
Assistant General Manager-Consulting (Management Intelenet America, Inc. Fargo, ND Dec 01, 2011 $70,000
Assistant General Manager JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding LLC Dalhart, TX Sep 11, 2014 $70,000
Assistant General Manager The Wheatleigh Lenox, MA Jan 09, 2016 $59,000
Assistant General Manager/Rialto Restaurant Interstate Hotels, LLC Cambridge, MA Sep 22, 2015 $58,406
Assistant General Manager Meile Investment, LLC Monrovia, CA Sep 09, 2016 $57,034 -
$85,000
Assistant General Manager Lodging Host Hotel Corp Dearborn, MI Sep 01, 2015 $56,618
Assistant General Manager North Willow Restaurant Group LLC Montclair, NJ Dec 20, 2012 $56,430
Assistant General Manager II Olshan Hotel Management Inc. Columbus, OH Apr 02, 2012 $55,000
Assistant General Manager Soho House Chicago LLC Chicago, IL Jul 01, 2014 $55,000
Assistant General Manager-Rialto Restaurant Interstate Hotels LLC Cambridge, MA Jun 01, 2014 $55,000

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Top Skills for An Assistant General Manager

CustomerServiceWeeklyPayrollFinancialReportsFoodSafetyFrontDeskBeveragePDailyOperationsGuestSatisfactionLossKitchenGMFoodCostRoomHotelLaborCostsSuperviseCustomerSatisfactionGuestServiceInventoryControlBankDeposits

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Top Assistant General Manager Skills

  1. Customer Service
  2. Weekly Payroll
  3. Financial Reports
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintained standards of food quality and customer service at all times.
  • Managed bi-weekly payroll reports and coordinated with payroll company.
  • Prepared financial reports for General Manager that clearly explained operational effectiveness and hotel trends.
  • Assigned tasks and oversaw the direction of employees to ensure compliance with food safety procedures and quality control guidelines.
  • Trained front desk staff in daily hotel operations, safety and risk management and conduct new hire orientation.

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