Café and Restaurant Managers
Café and Restaurant Managers run the day to day operations of cafés, restaurants and other food services. They are responsible for organising and overseeing employees, catering and special events and ordering supplies for the establishment. They must ensure that the facility maintains strong customer service and adheres to all health and safety regulations.
- Starting salary: $47,500 P/A Senior salary: $70,000 P/A Average salary: $52,500 P/A Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience and employer Employment level: 60,700 as of November 2011 (compared to 53,800 as of November 2000)
Average weekly hours: Average weekly hours worked for a full time Café and Restaurant Managers is 49.4 hours
Employment by region:
The top three regions for employment as a Café and Restaurant Manager include:
- NSW: 36.0%
- VIC: 24.0%
- QLD: 20.5%
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Employment for Café and Restaurant Managers has grown at a rate of 17.5% over the past 5 years and is expected to grow moderately over the next 5 years.
Total employment growth over the past 5 years for male and female, employed part-time and full-time is 13,600
Gender (including full time and part time)
The percentage of males and females working full time and part time are:
- Male Full Time: 41.4%
- Male Part Time: 3.4%
- Female Full Time: 37.3%
- Female Part Time: 18.0%
Café and Restaurant Managers generally work indoors in a variety of cafés, restaurant or fast food settings. They may work directly in the café or restaurant, as well as in the back storage room and in the kitchen to oversee operations. They may be required to stand for long periods at a time as they assist customers and oversee operations of the facility. They may work nights, early mornings, late evenings, holidays and weekends depending on store hours.