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Director of Restaurant Operations Salary

How Much Does a Director of Restaurant Operations Make in the United States?

The average base salary for a Director of Restaurant Operations in the United States in 2024 is a month or $102,697 per year, according to the most recent data averaged from Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter and Talent.com.

Average Director of Restaurant Operations Base Salary:

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$49.37
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49.37

The average wage for a Director of Restaurant Operations is per hour.

Salaries vary based on factors such as restaurant size, location and an individual’s qualifications.

High-level executives, such as Directors of Restaurant Operations, are generally exempt from overtime regulations.

Given these considerations, it is advisable to inquire about the compensation structure of the restaurant you intend to work for to maximize your earnings.

Annual Mean Wage of Directors of Restaurant Operations by State

[Calculated using ZipRecruiter, Salary.com and Indeed data]

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Director of Restaurant Operations Salary in Major US Cities

Miami

Annual mean wage

$102,694

# of employees

26,480

New York City

Annual mean wage

$110,220

# of employees

15,230

Chicago

Annual mean wage

$101,125

# of employees

18,080

Los Angeles

Annual mean wage

$109,566

# of employees

50,900

[Calculated using Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter and Talent.com data]

High-Paying Cities for Directors of Restaurant Operations

CityAvg SalaryAvg Hourly Wage
NYC, NY110,22052.99
Miami, FL102,69449.37
Chicago, IL101,12548.62
Los Angeles, CA109,56652.68

Director of Restaurant Operations Average Salary by State

Explore the average Directors of Restaurant Operations salary by state.

Job TitleAverage Salary
Kitchen Manager$54,382
Restaurant Manager$61,910
Hotel General Manager$107,911

How Much Do Similar Careers to Directors of Restaurant Operations Get Paid?

On average, Directors of Restaurant Operations make less than Hotel General Managers but more than Kitchen Managers and Restaurant Managers. 

Labor Laws and Taxes for Directors of Restaurant Operations

As a Director of Restaurant Operations, you need to be aware of the minimum wage, overtime pay and leave policies in your state.

Check out the guides below or view more labor laws:

To easily calculate federal, state and local taxes in your state, use our free Paycheck Calculator.

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