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Average Restaurant Manager Salary

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Restaurant managers are among the highest-paid workers in the restaurant industry, with salaries continuing to grow at a rate of 10%, with the average restaurant manager salary in the United States (U.S.) ranging from $38,700 to $100,500 per year, with a median salary of around $61,300.

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Read on for the average restaurant manager salary in major regions of the U.S.

1. Restaurant Manager Salary in New York City

On average, restaurant managers in the city can earn a median annual salary of nearly $60,000 per year or $29 per hour, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

However, the top 10% of restaurant managers can earn over $93,910 per year!

2. Restaurant Manager Salary in Miami

The average base salary for a full-time restaurant manager in Miami is approximately $46,000 to $63,000 per year. However, restaurant managers in high-end establishments or popular tourist areas can make significantly more.

With the right skills and experience, restaurant managers in Miami can expect to earn a median annual salary of $60,510.

3. Restaurant Manager Salary in Chicago

The median annual salary for restaurant managers in Chicago is around $57,000. This translates to an hourly rate of just over $27. However, salaries can vary widely depending on factors such as experience, location, restaurant type and more.

4. Restaurant Manager Salary in Los Angeles

The average salary for a restaurant manager in Los Angeles ranges from $57,000 to $87,000 per year. This is slightly higher than the national average for restaurant managers.

The median annual salary for a restaurant manager in Los Angeles is a bit over $64,000 per year. However, restaurant managers in Los Angeles can earn up to $99,000 or more per year, depending on the type of restaurant and the level of experience.

A graphic showing it costs up to $15,000 to train a new manager
Training new managers can get expensive, so employers and candidates should choose wisely


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