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How to Become a Restaurant Manager - Career Salaries, Job Stats & Education

How to Become a Restaurant Manager - Career Salaries, Job Stats & Education

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Restaurant Manager Job Outlook

The graph shows historical and projected (to 2019) employment levels (thousands) for this occupation.

Source: *Job Outlook Government website. ABS Labour Force Survey, DEEWR trend data to November 2014 and DEEWR projections to 2019. Estimates have been rounded.

Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Restaurant Managers is expected to be above average (between 25,001 and 50,000). Job openings count both employment growth and turnover (defined as workers leaving their occupation for other employment or leaving the workforce).

Employment for Restaurant Managers to November 2019 is expected to grow strongly. Employment in this large sized occupation (63,000 in November 2014) rose very strongly in the past five years and moderately in the long-term (ten years).

Restaurant Manager Salaries

Source: *Job Outlook Government website. ABS EEBTUM survey August 2014 cat. no. 6310.0. Estimates have been rounded and consequently some discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.

Note: These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. lists the wage for Restaurant Managers (in Sydney, experienced) as being between a median of $53 000 per annum and $80 000 at the highest end of the market.

Please note: For roles as a Restaurant Manager, rates of pay will vary depending on the type of business and the type of environment.

Restaurant Management Weekly Work Hours

The graph shows the average weekly hours (by gender and full-time and part-time) worked for this occupation, compared with all occupations. 

Restaurant Managers have an average proportion of full-time jobs (83.2 per cent). For Restaurant Managers working full-time, average weekly hours are 46.8 (compared to 40.9 for all occupations) and earnings are average - in the fourth decile. Unemployment for Restaurant Managers is average.

Source: *Job Outlook Government website. ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2014.


Restaurant Manager Age Profile

Hospitality (in particular Restaurant Management) is a dynamic and fast-paced which would appeal to all age groups, as shown in the chart above. 

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2014.


Restaurant Manager Education Levels

The most common form of education certification attained by Restaurant Managers are .

Source: *Job Outlook Government website. ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2014.

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You will learn about hospitality fundamentals like customer service, managing conflict, safe work practices and budgets. At the same time, you focus specifically on small business management principles including establishing legal and risk management requirements, effective marketing and promotion, and planning and implementing sales activities.

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