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Licensed Restaurant Manager

A Licensed Restaurant Manager is someone who comes face-to-face with the customers. Their main responsibilities are to deal with any service issues and/or complaints and ensure that the food quality is as it should be according to restaurant and company guidelines. They will also deal with all licensed services including alcohol and cigarettes.


Average wage for

Employment Levels

Around 8,200 people are currently employed as Licensed Restaurant Managers in Australia. This is set to increase slightly to 9,000 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

36.9% of all Licensed Restaurant Managers are employed in NSW. The area with the lowest number of Licensed Restaurant Managers is NT, with only 0.8%.

Gender Split

This is an evenly split industry with 51.1% of Licensed Restaurant Managers being male and 48.8% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Licensed Restaurant Managers is 25-34 years old, with 25.1%. A small percentage (6.1%) of people get into this career path older, aged 60-64. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Licensed Restaurant Managers, with 10.6% aged 55-59.

Hours Worked

Licensed Restaurant Managers work an average of 46.8 hours a week which is 5.9 hours higher than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Licensed Restaurant Managers have a Year 12 qualification (26%) or are at a Years 11 & 10 level (16.4%). 52.9% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 47.1% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Licensed Restaurant Manager Duties & Tasks

  • Resolve customer complaints around food quality and service
  • Monitor staff and customer to assure safety standards are met
  • Recruit, hire and oversee training of new and existing staff
  • Schedule work hours for servers and kitchen staff
  • Monitor food preparation and methods to ensure hygiene standards

Professional Associations & Groups



*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only.