Canada Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey – Restaurant Industry

Salary data to position your restaurant for the future

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A lot has changed and yet, making customers happy remains the priority for restaurants. Offering contact-less delivery, curbside pick up options, and online ordering and reservations, all require the right employees. And, with compensation budgets tight, you have to make sure your strategy supports your long-term goals. With the right market data, keep and attract top talent, so that your restaurant is ready for the future.

The restaurant module of the Canada Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey provides compensation and practices data across 89 restaurant industry jobs. Gauge how your talent strategy stacks up to the market with compensation data on base salary, full-time/part-time status, overtime pay eligibility, and much more. Enhance organizational strength with policies and practices data. Analyze the data by geographic location or subsector — fine dining, restaurant chains, quick service, and fast food — across the following position families:

  • Restaurant/Field operations
  • Restaurant management
  • Quality
Do you have the market data to rethink your compensation strategy?

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Results publish: N/A

2020 results available

  • 5 positions published
  • CAD 1,175 – 3,525
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Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 89
  • # Positions Published: 5
  • # Organizations: 12
  • # Incumbents: 62,558

Based on data from the 2020 Canada Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey – Restaurant Industry. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • Base salary
  • Full-time/Part-time status
  • LTI eligibility and plan type
  • Number of restaurants managed
  • Overtime pay eligibility
  • Restaurant sales volume
  • Salary range
  • Scheduled hours per week
  • STI eligibility and amounts
  • Union status
  • Years in organization and years in position
  • Policies and Practices

  • Acting pay
  • Associate relocation
  • Benefit plan eligibility
  • Drug plan co-payments
  • Employee uniforms
  • HR staffing ratios
  • Maternity leave
  • On call and call-in pay
  • Overtime, shift operations
  • Recognition practices
  • Salary increases
  • Salary structures
  • Short-term disability
  • Sick days, vacation, holidays
  • Signing bonus
  • Telecommuting, flex hours
  • Turnover
  • Variable pay practices
  • Work hours
  • Data Analyzed

    • Fine dining
    • Quick service and fast food
    • Restaurant chains
    Geographic area
    • City
    • National
    • Regional/Provincial

    Position Families Analyzed

    • Quality
    • Restaurant management
    • Restaurant/Field operations

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    • 2020 results are available for purchase and will be delivered upon survey release (late August).


    • Participation open: March 1
    • Participation deadline: May 28
    • Date Effective: April 1
    • Results publish: August

    Please note: This survey is being discontinued in 2021.

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    Participating Companies

    View a list of the participating companies included in the 2020 Canada Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey – Restaurant Industry here.

    Position List & Sample Report

    Position List

    View the position list and descriptions included in this HR compensation survey to optimize your ongoing compensation and benchmarking efforts.

    Sample Report

    View a sample report of this survey to see what’s included and learn how easy it is to streamline your salary benchmarking efforts.

    2022 Survey Participation

    2022 survey participation opens soon! The act of submitting data to a survey is known as survey participation and your company is then viewed as a participant. Survey participation is open to all organizations and is not required to purchase results.

    Why should you participate?

    • Align your pay to the market.
    • Maximize your budget by making informed decisions to ensure you are not overpaying or underpaying.
    • Secure a significant discount on survey results.
    • Receive invitations to exclusive participant-only events.

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    • Ordering TypeSingleLevelMultiSelection
    • RegionEnglish-United States
    • Sub TitleSalary data to position your restaurant for the future
    • Short DescriptionCompensation data to reward top talent.

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