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Restaurant Manager

Find out how to become a restaurant manager and work in hospitality settings. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Restaurant Manager is $54,400 - 66,000 annually


Restaurant managers oversee the smooth running of restaurants to ensure customer satisfaction regarding dining experiences. They work within hotel, chain or individual settings. Employment for restaurant managers to 2019 is expected to experience very strong growth over the next 5 years. Employment in this very large occupation (70,600 in 2017) has grown very strongly over the last 5 years.

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Key skills

Restaurant managers oversee staff, ensure profitability and manage customer expectations in a range of dining and leisure settings.

  • Managing the restaurant budget and overseeing book keeping activities
  • Discussing menu ideas with chefs and making menu plans
  • Overseeing and undertaking stock control including purchase and pricing
  • Hiring restaurant staff and overseeing their training and progress
  • Ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations for customers and staff
  • Ascertaining levels of customer satisfaction and acting accordingly

Quick facts

Working as a restaurant manager gives you the opportunity to work directly with customers whilst making the most of your organisational abilities.

  • Average Hours Worked
    46 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Accommodation and food services; retail trade; and other industries
  • Average qualification level
    18.6% Bachelor degree

* 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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