How much does a Restaurant General Manager make?

Updated Nov 30, 2021

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Experience

$54,699 /yr
Average Base Pay

3,421 salaries

$38K

Low

$55K

Average

$78K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Restaurant General Manager is $54,699 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Restaurant General Manager salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 3421 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Restaurant General Manager employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
General Manager$63,644 /yr
L3
General Manager III$78,911 /yr
L4
General Manager IV$90,456 /yr
Career Path

Related Job Titles

Assistant Restaurant General Manager

$51,424

per year

Assistant Restaurant Manager

$42,787

per year

District Manager

$79,284

per year

Food-and-Beverage-Manager

$59,400

per year

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Pizza Hut
3.4

Pizza Hut

Restaurant General Manager

$42,991

 /yr
Range: $22K - $71K
284 salaries
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$22K

$71K

$22,286 - $71,438 Range

Taco Bell
3.4

Taco Bell

Restaurant General Manager

$51,115

 /yr
Range: $6K - $110K

$6K

$110K

$5,702 - $110,185 Range

McDonald's
3.5

McDonald's

Restaurant General Manager

$53,008

 /yr
Range: $26K - $85K

$26K

$85K

$26,362 - $85,473 Range

Burger King
3.3

Burger King

Restaurant General Manager

$46,706

 /yr
Range: $29K - $73K

$29K

$73K

$28,759 - $72,987 Range

Chipotle
3.4

Chipotle

Restaurant General Manager

$56,541

 /yr
Range: $44K - $87K

$44K

$87K

$43,923 - $86,748 Range

Panera Bread
3.3

Panera Bread

Restaurant General Manager

$60,099

 /yr
Range: $40K - $80K

$40K

$80K

$40,391 - $79,651 Range

KFC
3.4

KFC

Restaurant General Manager

$47,353

 /yr
Range: $28K - $68K

$28K

$68K

$28,136 - $68,357 Range

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Panda Express
3.6

Panda Express

Restaurant General Manager

$54,913

 /yr
Range: $42K - $67K

$42K

$67K

$41,516 - $67,337 Range

Wendy's
3.3

Wendy's

Restaurant General Manager

$51,250

 /yr
Range: $29K - $81K

$29K

$81K

$28,838 - $80,554 Range

NPC International
3.1

NPC International

Restaurant General Manager

$45,007

 /yr
Range: $33K - $65K

$33K

$65K

$33,305 - $65,375 Range

Applebee's
3.5

Applebee's

Restaurant General Manager

$62,816

 /yr
Range: $51K - $82K

$51K

$82K

$51,461 - $82,397 Range

Arby's
3.4

Arby's

Restaurant General Manager

$47,944

 /yr
Range: $29K - $65K

$29K

$65K

$28,714 - $65,451 Range

Buffalo Wild Wings
3.5

Buffalo Wild Wings

Restaurant General Manager

$68,661

 /yr
Range: $47K - $86K

$47K

$86K

$46,729 - $85,924 Range

Five Guys Burgers & Fries
3.6

Five Guys Burgers & Fries

Restaurant General Manager

$49,805

 /yr
Range: $39K - $63K

$39K

$63K

$39,286 - $63,472 Range

Chili's Grill and Bar
3.4

Chili's Grill and Bar

Restaurant General Manager

$71,670

 /yr
Range: $56K - $81K

$56K

$81K

$55,755 - $80,682 Range

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
4.2

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

Restaurant General Manager

$46,784

 /yr
Range: $36K - $60K

$36K

$60K

$35,797 - $60,163 Range

Cracker Barrel
3.4

Cracker Barrel

Restaurant General Manager

$74,179

 /yr
Range: $59K - $87K

$59K

$87K

$58,919 - $86,923 Range

Carrols
3.1

Carrols

Restaurant General Manager

$50,058

 /yr
Range: $43K - $60K

$43K

$60K

$42,678 - $60,000 Range

Papa John's
3.4

Papa John's

Restaurant General Manager

$43,792

 /yr
Range: $34K - $63K

$34K

$63K

$33,838 - $62,881 Range

Sonic
3.2

Sonic

Restaurant General Manager

$45,649

 /yr
Range: $27K - $78K

$27K

$78K

$26,949 - $78,101 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Restaurant General Manager salaries

The national average salary for a Restaurant General Manager is $54,699 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Restaurant General Manager salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 3421 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Restaurant General Manager employees.

The highest salary for a Restaurant General Manager in United States is $78,283 per year.

The lowest salary for a Restaurant General Manager in United States is $38,220 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Restaurant General Manager or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Restaurant General Manager.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent restaurant general manager salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$40,000
per year
A General Manager in the Las Vegas, NV Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Las Vegas, NV Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public
$40,000
per year
A General Manager in the Cleveland, OH Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Cleveland, OH Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Franchise
$72,500
per year
A General Manager in the Sacramento, CA Area area reported making $72,500 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Sacramento, CA Area area
 
Full-time
1 to 50 employees
$68,000
per year
A General Manager in the Indianapolis, IN Area area reported making $68,000 per year
Additional Pay
$18k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Indianapolis, IN Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$19
hourly
A General Manager in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $19 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$55,000
per year
A General Manager in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $55,000 per year
Additional Pay
$10k commissions
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$50,000
per year
A General Manager in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$50,000
per year
A General Manager in the Reading, PA Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Reading, PA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$23
hourly
A General Manager in the Fresno, CA Area area reported making $23 per hour
Additional Pay
$29k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Fresno, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
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