Updated August 18, 2021
Average Shift Manager Salary
$12.87 hourly
$26,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$19,000 yearly
$19,000
10 %
$26,000
Median
$36,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$36,000
$3,000
$17
75th Percentile
$31,000
$2,583
$15
Average
$26,766
$2,231
$13
25th Percentile
$22,000
$1,833
$11
10th Percentile
$19,000
$1,583
$9

Average Shift Manager Salary By State

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Shift Manager average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$26,370
$12.68
Alaska
$30,154
$14.50
Arizona
$32,403
$15.58
Arkansas
$24,923
$11.98
California
$34,786
$16.72
Colorado
$31,109
$14.96
Connecticut
$35,654
$17.14
Delaware
$35,721
$17.17
District of Columbia
$33,591
$16.15
Florida
$27,158
$13.06
Georgia
$25,420
$12.22
Hawaii
$30,105
$14.47
Idaho
$29,079
$13.98
Illinois
$27,235
$13.09
Indiana
$27,203
$13.08
Iowa
$26,807
$12.89
Kansas
$24,587
$11.82
Kentucky
$25,641
$12.33
Louisiana
$28,335
$13.62
Maine
$36,870
$17.73
Maryland
$32,825
$15.78
Massachusetts
$32,600
$15.67
Michigan
$29,826
$14.34
Minnesota
$32,404
$15.58
Mississippi
$28,078
$13.50
Missouri
$26,950
$12.96
Montana
$27,542
$13.24
Nebraska
$27,213
$13.08
Nevada
$34,729
$16.70
New Hampshire
$31,100
$14.95
New Jersey
$36,883
$17.73
New Mexico
$27,606
$13.27
New York
$37,439
$18.00
North Carolina
$27,558
$13.25
North Dakota
$24,086
$11.58
Ohio
$27,345
$13.15
Oklahoma
$25,331
$12.18
Oregon
$28,207
$13.56
Pennsylvania
$31,060
$14.93
Rhode Island
$35,422
$17.03
South Carolina
$25,854
$12.43
South Dakota
$30,058
$14.45
Tennessee
$24,971
$12.01
Texas
$30,127
$14.48
Utah
$21,810
$10.49
Vermont
$33,252
$15.99
Virginia
$32,582
$15.66
Washington
$36,718
$17.65
West Virginia
$26,483
$12.73
Wisconsin
$30,844
$14.83
Wyoming
$24,496
$11.78

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Highest Paying Cities For Shift Manager

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
New York, NY
$37,525
$18.04
Atlantic City, NJ
$35,800
$17.21
Long Beach, CA
$34,496
$16.58
Alexandria, VA
$33,774
$16.24
Washington, DC
$33,608
$16.16
Gaithersburg, MD
$32,498
$15.62

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How much does a Shift Manager make?

The average shift manager salary is $26,766 per year, or $12.87 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $19,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $36,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, New Jersey, Maine, Washington, and Delaware provide the highest shift manager salaries.

Average Shift Manager Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $26,800
    $12.87
    +4.1%
    2020
    $25,700
    $12.34
    +2.3%
    2019
    $25,100
    $12.06
    +4.2%
    2018
    $24,000
    $11.55
    +0.3%
    2017
    $24,000
    $11.52
    +1.0%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Restaurant General Manager

    Avg. salary: $54,858

    A restaurant general manager is someone whose responsibility is to handle the daily operations of the restaurant. Restaurant general managers ensure compliance with the overall operations to the company's standards. They oversee the preparation and delivery of products, restaurant repair and maintenance, team management, inventory management, and customer relations. To become a restaurant general manager, one should have excellent customer relations and service skills, and commercial awareness. Good personal skills, flexibility, and strong communication skills are also necessary.
    306,180 Restaurant General Manager Jobs
    Part-Time Key Manager

    Avg. salary: $48,273

    A part-time key manager is a senior manager employed to work part-time. Key managers are hired for their expertise and experience for business development and growth to increase revenues, production, and profits. Part-time key managers are also responsible for recruiting the right talent to implement and attain the set targets. Part-time key managers may cover for full-time key managers or assist them in their roles.
    343,134 Part-Time Key Manager Jobs
    Restaurant Manager

    Avg. salary: $48,422

    A restaurant manager is responsible for handling the overall restaurant operations. These include monitoring revenues and daily restaurant sales, checking inventories and supplies, negotiating with third-party vendors, and managing customers' inquiries and complaints. Other duties include creating promotional offers, developing and improving sales strategies, organizing staff duties, maintaining the highest sanitary standards for everyone's strict compliance, and controlling operational expenses. A restaurant manager must have excellent communication and leadership skills and exceptional knowledge of food industry management.
    159,354 Restaurant Manager Jobs
    Hourly Manager

    Avg. salary: $20,135

    An hourly manager will lead and supervise a team of employees. As an hourly manager, you will maintain the shift operations you are assigned to and keep staff informed of operational issues. You will be responsible for the employees' health and safety and support their professional and personal growth. Other duties include providing employee direction and oversight, coaching and mentoring staff, and maintaining transparent communication. Additionally, you are also responsible for maintaining the work schedules of employees and managing the organization's budgetary and operational activities.
    222,816 Hourly 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
    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
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Restaurant General Manager
    $54,858
    $4,572
    $26.37
    306,180
    Part-Time Key Manager
    $48,273
    $4,023
    $23.21
    343,134
    Restaurant Manager
    $48,423
    $4,035
    $23.28
    159,354
    Hourly Manager
    $20,136
    $1,678
    $9.68
    222,816
    Floor Manager
    $48,723
    $4,060
    $23.42
    374,544
    Food Manager
    $46,492
    $3,874
    $22.35
    203,133
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    Which Companies Pay Shift Managers The Most?

    To earn a high income as a shift manager, working for RingCentral or Bristol-Myers Squibb might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Activision Blizzard and H.B. Fuller report highly competitive wages for shift managers.
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    Recently Added Shift Manager Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Noodles & Company
    Restaurant Shift Manager
    Restaurant Shift Manager
    Newport, KY
    08/31/2021
    $25,044
    08/31/2021
    Noodles & Company
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    Restaurant Shift Manager
    Frederick, MD
    08/31/2021
    $26,088
    08/31/2021
    Shake Shack Inc.
    Restaurant Shift Manager
    Restaurant Shift Manager
    Plainfield, NJ
    08/31/2021
    $39,653
    08/31/2021
    Getgo
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    Indianapolis, IN
    08/31/2021
    $27,131
    08/31/2021
    Noodles & Company
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    Restaurant Shift Manager
    Salt Lake City, UT
    08/31/2021
    $26,088
    08/31/2021
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    Atlanta, GA
    08/31/2021
    $22,957
    08/31/2021
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    Restaurant Shift Manager
    Vancouver, WA
    08/31/2021
    $29,218
    08/31/2021
    Shake Shack Inc.
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    Restaurant Shift Manager
    Seattle, WA
    08/29/2021
    $46,958
    08/29/2021
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    Minneapolis, MN
    08/29/2021
    $39,653
    08/29/2021
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    Frankfort, KY
    08/29/2021
    $26,088
    08/29/2021

    Average Shift Manager Salary by Demographic

    Shift Manager Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $28,752
    female-income
    Female Income
    $27,491
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$28,752
    Female$27,491
    Median Shift Manager Income by Race
    Asian shift managers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Asian shift managers have the lowest average salary at $27,294.
    $30,000
    $24,000
    $18,000
    $12,000
    $6,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$28,071
    Black or African American$27,670
    Asian$28,803
    Hispanic or Latino$28,771
    Average Shift Manager Salary by Education Level
    Shift managers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $34,679 annually. With a Bachelors degree, shift managers earn a median annual income of $31,584 compared to $29,211 for shift managers with an Associate degree.
    $35,000
    $28,000
    $21,000
    $14,000
    $7,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$27,491
    Master's Degree$34,679
    Bachelor's Degree$31,584
    Some College/ Associate Degree$29,211

    Shift Manager FAQs

    How much do shift managers make?

    Shift managers make $12.87 an hour ($26,000 a year). The range, however, can start as low as $7.83 an hour to as high as $21.15 an hour. Factors such as the type of company and location can all impact how much a shift manager can earn.

    Examples of pay rates across companies for shift managers in the United States are:

    • HMSHost - $17.54 per hour

    • G4S - $17.45 per hour

    • Allied Universal - $16.92 per hour

    • Buffalo Wild Wings - $16.80 per hour

    • Cleveland Cliffs Inc - $16.52 per hour

    • Starbucks - $13.99 per hour

    Highest-paying states for shift manager:

    • New York - $37,439 a year ($18.00 an hour)

    • New Jersey - $36,883 a year ($17.73 an hour)

    • Maine - $36,870 a year ($17.73 an hour)

    • Washington - $36,718 a year ($17.65 an hour)

    • Delaware - $35,721 a year ($17.17 an hour)

    Lowest paying states for shift managers:

    • Utah - $21,810 a year ($10.49 an hour)

    • North Dakota - $24,086 a year ($11.58 an hour)

    • Wyoming - $24,496 a year ($11.78 an hour)

    • Kansas - $24,587 a year ($11.82 an hour)

    • Arkansas - $24,923 a year ($11.98 an hour)

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