Cafe & Restaurant Manager Job Outlook

Cafe and restaurant managers overlook the daily operations of the business. Working directly under the owner of the business, cafe and restaurant managers are responsible for day-to-day management tasks. Responsibilities include management of employees, keeping on-top of daily business cash flow and ensuring customer service levels are maintained.


Expected Salary

Cafe and restaurant managers can earn up to $52,000 per annum. They earn slightly more than retail managers, however earn significantly less than call centre managers. 

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There is almost and even split between male and female restaurant managers. 45.3% are male working full-time and 35.3% females.

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Weekly Work Hours

The average weekly working hours for a full-time male restaurant manager is 50.5 hours. Female full-time managers clock an average of 46.8 hours per week.

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Age Groups

At 27.1%, most cafe and restaurant managers are aged between 35-44 years old. People aged 45-54 come in second at 24.8% and 23.7% of managers are aged 25-34.

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Employment Rate By State

39.2% of all Australian cafe and restaurant managers are employed in NSW. Victoria trails closely behind at 27.4%, with Queensland at a total of 13.8%.

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Employment Level

The employment rate for cafe and restaurant managers has fluctuated over the past 5 years. The highest rate of employment was in 2010 and is expected to rise by 2018.

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Education Level

At 27.4%, a majority of cafe and restaurant managers have finished year 12. Many certificate III/IV graduates also saw great success in becoming such managers after finishing their course. 

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Disclaimer: The figures and data found on this page are representations of actual data found on the Australian Government's Job Outlook website. The information provided on this page should only act as a general guide.