2021 Restaurant Industry Salary Report

Business Posts April 1, 2021

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2021 RESTAURANT INDUSTRY SALARY REPORT

Each year RestaurantZone is committed to giving its clientele an annual salary review, a quick reference guide of salaries being paid across the US restaurant industry. We are thrilled to furnish our 2021 Restaurant Industry Salary Report figures!

Our clients and candidates do not like reports with too much irrelevant information and unnecessary salary analysis. They want a quick and accurate reference guide of salaries. So, this is what we have sought to provide.

In the summary below, we’ve outlined a few of the position’s salary.

Nationwide Summary:

Salaried

Assistant ManagerCatering ManagerDistrict ManagerVice President of Operations
2021$31,437$42,132$66,077$141,353
2020$31,710$41,880$62,753$126,710
-0.86%0.60%5.30%11.56%
Executive ChefGeneral ManagerKitchen ManagerDirector of Operations
2021$57,418$56,189$39,109$97,436
2020$60,453$57,009$40,035$97,661
-5.02%-1.44%-2.31%-0.23%
Restaurant ManagerSous ChefShift Manager
2021$46,123$42,969$29,205
2020$46,649$44,951$33,856
-1.13%-4.41%-13.74%

 

Hourly

BakerBartenderDishwasher
2021$31,946$27,455$23,190
2020$31,205$26,300$22,836
2.38%4.39%1.55%
Host/HostessLine CookPastry Chef
2021$25,136$28,281$39,031
2020$24,556$30,336$40,719
2.36%-6.77%-4.14%
Prep CookServer
2021$25,637$26,055
2020$22,167$24,168
15.65%7.81%

You will notice a significant increase and decrease in salary compared to last year. Notably, prep cook salary rises 15.65% while the shift manager is down by 13.74%. Moreover, most management salaries dropped anywhere from .86% to 5.02%. We can probably attribute this to a tightening in the economy and the COVID-19 pandemic. And it actually makes sense, many companies in the industry are fighting for hourly talent and there has been a huge demand for them. Thus, salaries have been rising more aggressively to attract and hire this talent. This is happening on the management side, but more aggressive on the lower-salaried (entry-level) management and hourly roles. On average, a lot of hourly positions have increased from 1.55% to 7.81%.

California had the nation’s enormous increase in average wage for hourly jobs. Remarkably, their prep cook is earning $27,358 now compared to $23,086 last year that is an 18.5% increase. While New Hampshire has topped the highest average salary for a VP of Operations with a 59.12% spike followed by Louisiana and Arkansas.

Our recruiters observed an uptick in recruiting needs for Chef positions, Management, and hourly positions for our clients. Especially in March, we noticed a 35% client recruiting increase. With the reduced supply of talent from last year’s crisis, and restaurants and hotels reopening, the talent competition is going to be intense! Good luck this 2021, we are here to support you. You can learn more here.

For the full free report, please just go ahead and click the link below.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2020 RESTAURANT INDUSTRY SALARY REPORT

 

 

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