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Restaurant Management

Restaurant Management teams deal 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.


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Employment Levels

There are currently 67 900 people employed as Restaurant Managers in Australia. According to the Department of Employment over the next 5 years (up until the year 2018) there will be more than 8 000 additional job openings within this profession. The demand is expected to be high.

Employment by State

The majority of Restaurant Managers are employed within NSW. There are a higher proportion of Restaurant Managers in VIC and QLD than the average for all occupations, while the population in SA, TAS, NT and ACT is close to the national average.

Gender Split

This is a female dominated industry. 50.3% of Restaurant Managers are female and 49.7% are male.

Age Brackets

The median age for Restaurant Managers is 42 years. Restaurant Managers are 2 years older than the average age for all occupations.

Hours Worked

Restaurant Managers work an average of 48.9 hours a week. This is 8.8 hours more per week than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of workers employed in this profession have at least a Year 10 qualification. 24.3% of Restaurant Managers have a qualification that is Certificate III or higher while 54.5% have a qualification that is Year 12 or lower.

Restaurant Management 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.