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Fast Food Manager

Find out how to become fast food manager in the retail sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Fast Food Manager is $48,600 - 68,500 annually


Fast food managers oversee the operations of their restaurant, ensuring food preparation, customer service, and any personnel issues are managed effectively. Employment for this role is expected to grow very strongly to 2022, from 70,600 workers in 2017 to 83,700 by 2022. 46,000 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

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Key skills

Fast food managers must have top-notch leadership, customer service, and time management skills; as well as the ability to work in high-pressure situations.

  • Strong leadership skills in training and guiding staff, ensuring all tasks are carried out smoothly
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • Excellent time management for scheduling and executing day-to-day work priorities
  • Exceptional customer service skills and ability to manage multiple tasks in a high-stress environment
  • Good organisational skills for the recording and maintenance of stock levels and financial transactions
  • Ability to quickly problem solve and deal with staff or customer conflict

Quick facts

Fast food managers are highly-skilled individuals that have a wide range of employment opportunities in this growing Australian industry. Here are a few more key facts.

  • Average Hours Worked
    46 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Accomodation and food services; retail trade; and health care and social assistance
  • Average qualification level
    Recommended qualification levels for fast food managers start at a diploma level

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.


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