Updated August 18, 2021
Average Restaurant Manager Salary
$48,000 yearly
$23.28 hourly

Entry level Salary
$36,000 yearly
$36,000
10 %
$48,000
Median
$64,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$64,000
$5,333
$31
75th Percentile
$56,000
$4,667
$27
Average
$48,423
$4,035
$23
25th Percentile
$41,000
$3,417
$20
10th Percentile
$36,000
$3,000
$17

Average Restaurant Manager Salary By State

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Restaurant Manager average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$39,437
$18.96
Alaska
$40,728
$19.58
Arizona
$52,936
$25.45
Arkansas
$38,913
$18.71
California
$50,266
$24.17
Colorado
$52,915
$25.44
Connecticut
$56,158
$27.00
Delaware
$53,884
$25.91
District of Columbia
$52,500
$25.24
Florida
$42,169
$20.27
Georgia
$39,773
$19.12
Hawaii
$44,580
$21.43
Idaho
$55,485
$26.68
Illinois
$39,894
$19.18
Indiana
$40,296
$19.37
Iowa
$37,478
$18.02
Kansas
$48,075
$23.11
Kentucky
$38,545
$18.53
Louisiana
$45,061
$21.66
Maine
$50,967
$24.50
Maryland
$51,400
$24.71
Massachusetts
$52,607
$25.29
Michigan
$44,892
$21.58
Minnesota
$45,132
$21.70
Mississippi
$46,257
$22.24
Missouri
$42,069
$20.23
Montana
$51,832
$24.92
Nebraska
$37,558
$18.06
Nevada
$56,107
$26.97
New Hampshire
$52,744
$25.36
New Jersey
$60,364
$29.02
New Mexico
$49,479
$23.79
New York
$61,715
$29.67
North Carolina
$43,680
$21.00
North Dakota
$37,197
$17.88
Ohio
$39,833
$19.15
Oklahoma
$48,955
$23.54
Oregon
$49,930
$24.00
Pennsylvania
$50,131
$24.10
Rhode Island
$52,590
$25.28
South Carolina
$35,492
$17.06
South Dakota
$48,177
$23.16
Tennessee
$37,829
$18.19
Texas
$52,763
$25.37
Utah
$50,314
$24.19
Vermont
$56,615
$27.22
Virginia
$48,415
$23.28
Washington
$64,993
$31.25
West Virginia
$41,463
$19.93
Wisconsin
$47,336
$22.76
Wyoming
$43,981
$21.14

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Highest Paying Cities For Restaurant Manager

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Seattle, WA
$65,146
$31.32
New York, NY
$61,758
$29.69
Edison, NJ
$60,349
$29.01
Las Vegas, NV
$55,933
$26.89
Austin, TX
$53,016
$25.49
Denver, CO
$52,764
$25.37

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How much does a Restaurant Manager make?

The average restaurant manager salary is $48,423 per year, or $23.28 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $36,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $64,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, and Connecticut provide the highest restaurant manager salaries.

Average Restaurant Manager Salary Over Time

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

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $48,400
    $23.28
    +4.1%
    2020
    $46,400
    $22.33
    +2.3%
    2019
    $45,400
    $21.81
    +4.2%
    2018
    $43,500
    $20.90
    +0.3%
    2017
    $43,400
    $20.84
    +1.0%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Food And Beverage Manager

    Avg. salary: $54,894

    A food and beverage manager is a professional responsible for ensuring that quality food and drinks are being served at a restaurant or hotel. Food and beverage managers are required to be excellent with customers and should have great management skills to meet the organization's labor and financial goals. They create food and drink menus and guarantee customers that they comply with their food and safety regulations. They are also required to negotiate with suppliers to arrange the delivery of food and beverage products.
    104,099 Food And Beverage Manager Jobs
    Food Manager

    Avg. salary: $46,491

    A food manager oversees the operations at various dining establishments, ensuring efficient food services and client satisfaction. Their responsibilities typically include managing the staff, setting schedules and guidelines, establishing objectives and budgets, liaising with vendors and suppliers, delegating tasks, and developing strategies to optimize overall operations. There are also instances where they may assist customers, arrange reservations, process payments, prepare and organize documents, hire and train new members of the workforce, and resolve issues and concerns. Moreover, as a food manager, they must lead and encourage the staff to reach goals, all while implementing the company's policies and regulations.
    203,133 Food Manager Jobs
    Shift Lead Manager

    Avg. salary: $27,083

    A shift lead manager is an employee who is responsible for supervising the daily activities of a store, particularly in creating schedules and assigning them to staff members. Shift lead managers are required to monitor the team's performance and manage the requests of employees. They must open registers and close them by the end of the day and prepare cash to be deposited. Shift lead managers are also required to handle customer issues and report them to the management during the shift.
    220,310 Shift Lead Manager Jobs
    Manager

    Avg. salary: $93,001

    Managers are responsible for a specific department, function, or employee group. They oversee their assigned departments and all the employees under the department. Managers are responsible that the department they are handling is functioning well. They set the department goals and the steps they must take to achieve the goals. They are also in charge of assessing the performance of their departments and their employees. Additionally, managers are responsible for interviewing prospective candidates for department vacancies and assessing their fit to the needs of the department. Managers also set the general working environment in the department, and they are expected to ensure that their employees remain motivated.
    961,682 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
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Food And Beverage Manager
    $54,895
    $4,575
    $26.39
    104,099
    Food Manager
    $46,492
    $3,874
    $22.35
    203,133
    Shift Lead Manager
    $27,084
    $2,257
    $13.02
    220,310
    Manager
    $93,002
    $7,750
    $44.71
    961,682
    Shift Manager
    $26,766
    $2,231
    $12.87
    252,523
    Floor Manager
    $48,723
    $4,060
    $23.42
    374,544
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    To earn a high income as a restaurant manager, working for Leisure Care or Panda Express might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Del Taco and Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers report highly competitive wages for restaurant managers.
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    Average Restaurant Manager Salary by Demographic

    Restaurant Manager Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $47,610
    female-income
    Female Income
    $45,713
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$47,610
    Female$45,713
    Median Restaurant Manager Income by Race
    Asian restaurant managers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Asian restaurant managers have the lowest average salary at $45,415.
    $50,000
    $40,000
    $30,000
    $20,000
    $10,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$46,587
    Black or African American$45,982
    Asian$47,686
    Hispanic or Latino$47,639
    Average Restaurant Manager Salary by Education Level
    Restaurant managers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $56,427 annually. With a Bachelors degree, restaurant managers earn a median annual income of $51,842 compared to $48,298 for restaurant managers with an Associate degree.
    $60,000
    $48,000
    $36,000
    $24,000
    $12,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$45,713
    Master's Degree$56,427
    Bachelor's Degree$51,842
    Some College/ Associate Degree$48,298