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Restaurant General Manager Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$54,000
$41,000
$54,000
$72,000
Restaurant general managers in the United States make an average salary of $54,864 per year or $26.38 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $41,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $72,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, California, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey provide the highest restaurant general manager salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Boston, MA
$65,548
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Map of Restaurant General Manager Salaries

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Average Salary

Average Restaurant General Manager Salary By Location

While a restaurant general manager can average a salary of $54,864 per year, or $26.38 per hour, there are many opportunities for restaurant general managers to make more. For example, in New York, NY you might make $78,627 per year. Other high-paying locations include San Francisco, CA, Boston, MA and Seattle, WA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to New York, NY where the average starting salary is $49,000. The highest paying states for restaurant general managers include New York, California and Rhode Island. Meanwhile, Arkansas, Idaho, and Iowa offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
New York, NY
New York, NY
$78,627
$79k
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$77,820
$78k
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$65,548
$66k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$65,103
$65k
Houston, TX
Houston, TX
$64,772
$65k
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
$62,576
$63k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$62,417
$62k
Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Beach, VA
$60,689
$61k
Rochester, NH
Rochester, NH
$59,546
$60k
Birmingham, AL
Birmingham, AL
$57,360
$57k

High Paying Restaurant General Manager Jobs

Average Restaurant General Manager Salary By Company

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 Pacific Bells and Romano's Macaroni Grill as they offer the highest salaries for restaurant general managers.

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Restaurant General Manager Salary History

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    Recently Added Restaurant General Manager Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Gables Search Group
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    Manager-GM Trainee-Restaurant-QSR
    Carlisle, PA
    Carlisle, PA
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $40,000
    $40,000
    10/31/2020
    Restaurant General Manager
    Restaurant General Manager
    Cincinnati, OH
    Cincinnati, OH
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $50,000
    $50,000
    10/31/2020
    Gables Search Group
    Gables Search Group
    Manager-GM Trainee-Restaurant-QSR
    Manager-GM Trainee-Restaurant-QSR
    Manager-GM Trainee-Restaurant-QSR
    Bordentown, NJ
    Bordentown, NJ
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $40,000
    $40,000
    10/31/2020
    Goodwin Recruiting
    Goodwin Recruiting
    Restaurant General Manager
    Restaurant General Manager
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    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $35,000
    $35,000
    10/29/2020
    Goodwin Recruiting
    Goodwin Recruiting
    Restaurant General Manager
    Restaurant General Manager
    Restaurant General Manager
    Omaha, NE
    Omaha, NE
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $35,000
    $35,000
    10/29/2020
    Goodwin Recruiting
    Goodwin Recruiting
    Restaurant General Manager
    Restaurant General Manager
    Restaurant General Manager
    Austin, TX
    Austin, TX
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $45,000
    $45,000
    10/29/2020
    Gecko Hospitality
    Gecko Hospitality
    Restaurant General Manager-Up To 60K and 15K+ Bonus!
    Restaurant General Manager-Up To 60K and 15K+ Bonus!
    Restaurant General Manager-Up To 60K and 15K+ Bonus!
    Indianapolis, IN
    Indianapolis, IN
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $60,000
    $60,000
    10/28/2020
    Gecko Hospitality
    Gecko Hospitality
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    Restaurant General Manager & Kitchen Manager | Newly Opened Neighborhood Restaurant
    Omaha, NE
    Omaha, NE
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $87,654
    $87,654
    10/28/2020
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    Dublin, OH
    Dublin, OH
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $67,000
    $67,000
    10/28/2020
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    Monroeville, PA
    Monroeville, PA
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $65,000
    $65,000
    10/28/2020