Updated August 18, 2021
Average Restaurant General Manager Salary
$54,000 yearly
$26.37 hourly

Entry level Salary
$39,000 yearly
$39,000
10 %
$54,000
Median
$75,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$75,000
$6,250
$36
75th Percentile
$65,000
$5,417
$31
Average
$54,858
$4,572
$26
25th Percentile
$46,000
$3,833
$22
10th Percentile
$39,000
$3,250
$19

Average Restaurant General Manager Salary By State

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Restaurant General Manager average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$53,285
$25.62
Alaska
$44,813
$21.54
Arizona
$52,227
$25.11
Arkansas
$43,898
$21.10
California
$63,011
$30.29
Colorado
$59,194
$28.46
Connecticut
$69,850
$33.58
Delaware
$60,734
$29.20
District of Columbia
$64,587
$31.05
Florida
$48,765
$23.44
Georgia
$52,681
$25.33
Hawaii
$49,170
$23.64
Idaho
$47,921
$23.04
Illinois
$55,330
$26.60
Indiana
$51,314
$24.67
Iowa
$47,093
$22.64
Kansas
$42,624
$20.49
Kentucky
$43,175
$20.76
Louisiana
$54,309
$26.11
Maine
$48,575
$23.35
Maryland
$58,741
$28.24
Massachusetts
$70,425
$33.86
Michigan
$50,886
$24.46
Minnesota
$48,591
$23.36
Mississippi
$31,225
$15.01
Missouri
$42,832
$20.59
Montana
$50,342
$24.20
Nebraska
$46,656
$22.43
Nevada
$69,431
$33.38
New Hampshire
$56,144
$26.99
New Jersey
$73,807
$35.48
New Mexico
$51,490
$24.75
New York
$81,306
$39.09
North Carolina
$53,660
$25.80
North Dakota
$44,070
$21.19
Ohio
$53,260
$25.61
Oklahoma
$58,438
$28.10
Oregon
$56,918
$27.36
Pennsylvania
$63,369
$30.47
Rhode Island
$65,050
$31.27
South Carolina
$46,241
$22.23
South Dakota
$55,159
$26.52
Tennessee
$48,980
$23.55
Texas
$55,642
$26.75
Utah
$48,550
$23.34
Vermont
$41,832
$20.11
Virginia
$57,789
$27.78
Washington
$61,345
$29.49
West Virginia
$37,942
$18.24
Wisconsin
$58,954
$28.34
Wyoming
$53,941
$25.93

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Highest Paying Cities For Restaurant General Manager

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
New York, NY
$81,416
$39.14
Boston, MA
$70,524
$33.91
San Francisco, CA
$66,899
$32.16
Washington, DC
$64,535
$31.03
Seattle, WA
$61,574
$29.60
Wilmington, DE
$61,219
$29.43

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How much does a Restaurant General Manager make?

The average restaurant general manager salary is $54,858 per year, or $26.37 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $39,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $75,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Nevada provide the highest restaurant general manager salaries.

Average Restaurant General Manager Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $54,900
    $26.37
    +0.5%
    2020
    $54,600
    $26.24
    +1.1%
    2019
    $54,000
    $25.95
    +1.6%
    2018
    $53,100
    $25.54
    +0.5%
    2017
    $52,900
    $25.42
    +0.9%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Store Manager

    Avg. salary: $45,306

    A store manager is responsible for monitoring the daily operations, making sure of its smooth and efficient performance with the best services provided to the customers. Store managers' duty also includes tracking the budget of the store to ensure that all expenses are meeting the sales goals. A store manager must also be able to plan and share strategies to boost sales performance and provide the needed support for the employees by communicating with them regularly, listening on suggestions, and taking necessary actions for complaints as required.
    314,078 Store Manager Jobs
    Shift Manager

    Avg. salary: $26,766

    Shift managers are employees assigned to oversee the operations of the business during a specific time or work shift. They manage the employees assigned in a particular shift and ensure that the employees are working on their specific tasks. They also ensure that the needed manpower is met. Shift managers are also in charge of checking the sales, ensuring that the finances are properly balanced, and maintaining records during the work shift. They also respond to any challenges that may occur during the time period. Shift managers should have good organization skills, decision-making skills, and interpersonal skills.
    252,523 Shift Manager Jobs
    Floor Manager

    Avg. salary: $48,723

    A floor manager is responsible for supervising the general operations of a specific department in an organization. Floor manager tasks include assisting customers, ensuring prompt resolution of clients' inquiries, distributing tasks to the staff, and monitoring the employees' performance. A floor manager will be in charge of checking inventories and report inadequate supplies, identifying business opportunities to increase the company's sales and profitability, developing strategic procedures to maintain customer satisfaction, and managing disputes from the customers and employees. A floor manager must have excellent leadership and communication skills to address specific concerns and process customers' requests as needed.
    374,544 Floor Manager Jobs
    Night Manager

    Avg. salary: $46,429

    A night manager is a professional employee who is responsible for all hotel operations during the night. Night managers must assist the front office manager in all areas of the department, including managing front desk staff, payroll, and enforcing financial control. They collaborate and train associates to respond to customers' queries and complaints positively. They must also maintain a professional and high-quality service-oriented environment. Night managers must possess a bachelor's degree in hotel management or related field.
    322,687 Night Manager Jobs
    Co-Manager/Store Manager

    Avg. salary: $45,225

    A co-manager/store manager oversees the daily operations of a store, ensuring smooth workflow and customer satisfaction. They are in charge of setting goals and sales targets, establishing guidelines and timelines, delegating responsibilities among staff, and developing strategies to optimize store operations. They are also responsible for monitoring all store activities, addressing issues and concerns, and resolving them promptly and efficiently. Moreover, as a co-manager/store manager, it is essential to manage and supervise staff, leading them to reach goals while implementing the store's policies and regulations.
    320,544 Co-Manager/Store Manager Jobs
    Lead Manager

    Avg. salary: $118,177

    A lead manager is primarily in charge of overseeing the progress of a particular office or department. Although the responsibilities will vary depending on their industry, it will typically revolve around producing progress reports, reviewing documentation and transactions, managing the budget, procuring supplies, and devising strategies to generate leads and reach goals faster. Furthermore, as a lead manager, it is essential to spearhead projects and encourage staff, all while implementing the company's policies and regulations.
    323,455 Lead Manager Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Store Manager
    $45,307
    $3,776
    $21.78
    314,078
    Shift Manager
    $26,766
    $2,231
    $12.87
    252,523
    Floor Manager
    $48,723
    $4,060
    $23.42
    374,544
    Night Manager
    $46,430
    $3,869
    $22.32
    322,687
    Co-Manager/Store Manager
    $45,225
    $3,769
    $21.74
    320,544
    Lead Manager
    $118,178
    $9,848
    $56.82
    323,455
    Job Openings

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    Which Companies Pay Restaurant General Managers The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Verizon Communications and Darden Restaurants as they offer the highest salaries for restaurant general managers.
    Company
    RankCompanyZippia ScoreAverage Restaurant General Manager SalaryAverage Salary
    1$76,406
    2$69,353
    3$68,899
    4$68,772
    5$68,710
    6$68,626

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    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
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    $55,000
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    Average Restaurant General Manager Salary by Demographic

    Restaurant General Manager Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $53,014
    female-income
    Female Income
    $49,470
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$53,014
    Female$49,470
    Median Restaurant General Manager Income by Race
    Asian restaurant general managers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american restaurant general managers have the lowest average salary at $49,714.
    $55,000
    $44,000
    $33,000
    $22,000
    $11,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$51,906
    Black or African American$49,714
    Asian$52,906
    Hispanic or Latino$51,472
    Average Restaurant General Manager Salary by Education Level
    Restaurant general managers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $64,132 annually. With a Bachelors degree, restaurant general managers earn a median annual income of $56,922 compared to $53,014 for restaurant general managers with an Associate degree.
    $65,000
    $52,000
    $39,000
    $26,000
    $13,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$50,756
    Master's Degree$64,132
    Bachelor's Degree$56,922
    Some College/ Associate Degree$53,014