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Restaurant Manager

Average Restaurant Manager Salary Nationwide

Hourly salary range
By States
Range: $17.52/hr - $30.25/hr
Average Salary: $23.88/hr

Overview and Basic Information


If you like dining out, you should thank a restaurant manager. From the front of the house to the back of the kitchen, restaurant managers are responsible for making sure everything and everyone is in tip-top shape. Restaurant managers must be able to think on their feet and work hard. In return, they get to enjoy one of the most exciting jobs in the food service industry.

Example restaurant manager job description

Our popular restaurant is seeking a motivated and outgoing individual to fill the open role of the restaurant manager. The restaurant manager fills a variety of responsibilities, including overseeing the daily operations of the restaurant and making sure all of the customers are satisfied. From solving customer service issues to performing quality control on entrees, there’s nothing they don’t do. If you are dedicated to details and thrive in a fast-paced environment, this job is for you!

Typical duties include:

  • Manage the front of house staff to provide outstanding customer satisfaction

  • Resolve customer service issues and customer complaints

  • Monitor the performance of servers, bartenders, hostesses and kitchen staff

  • Collaborate with the head chef to provide exciting menu items

  • Train and educate staff members on new food and beverage service practices

  • Create schedules for full-time and part-time restaurant staff

  • Work alongside restaurant owners to meet revenue goals

  • Manage cash flow, records and credit card payments

  • Supervise inventory and ordering

  • Assure the restaurant is following all appropriate health and safety codes


  • Previous restaurant experience or proven knowledge of restaurant operations

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Exemplary customer service skills

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Excellent verbal communication skills

  • Organizational skills

  • Basic math and computing skills

  • Knowledge of current technology

  • Experience leading and training others

Preferred qualifications:

  • 2+ years of supervisory experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management or Hospitality Management

Common questions about restaurant manager jobs

How much does a restaurant manager make?

Restaurant managers are typically employed full-time and earn $26.08/hour on average.

What are the education requirements?

Restaurant managers are required to have a high school diploma or GED. Some employers might prefer a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management or Hospitality Services.

Career paths for restaurant managers

Restaurant managers enjoy exciting careers. Many move on to become general managers of restaurant chains or restaurant owners.

The future of restaurant managers

Over the next ten years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that restaurant manager jobs will grow by 11%, faster than the average job.

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