US Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey – Restaurant

Restaurant salary survey data to position your organization for the future

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Restaurants have made remarkable changes to keep customer satisfaction top of mind. Offering contactless delivery, curbside pick-up, online ordering, and spacing reservations require considerate customer care. Restaurant employees directly represent your organization every time they interact with customers. The competition for good talent is intense, but with the right market data, you can make better decisions to keep and attract top employees and better prepare your company for the future of the restaurant industry.

The restaurant module of the US Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey provides compensation data across more than 139,000 employee observations. Compare your HR practices against those of other organizations, for items such as:

  • Benefit eligibility
  • Incentive award policies
  • Paid-time off, vacation, and sick leave
  • Recruiting and retention practices
  • Turnover
Do you have the market data to rethink your compensation strategy?

Participation open: March – April

Data effective: April 1

Results publish: September

2023 results available

  • 61 positions published
  • USD 1,800 – 5,400
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Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 306
  • # Positions Published: 61
  • # Organizations: 47
  • # Observations: 139,784

Based on data from the 2023 US Retail Compensation and Benefits Survey – Restaurant. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • Base Salary
  • FLSA Status
  • Full-time/Part-time Status
  • LTI Eligibility and Plan Type
  • Number of Restaurants Managed
  • Restaurant Sales Volume
  • Salary Range
  • Scheduled Hours Per Week
  • STI Eligibility and Amounts
  • Union Status
  • Years in Organization and Years in Position

HR Practices

  • Base Pay Increase Budgets
  • Benefit Eligibility – Full-time and Part-time
  • Company Cars and Cell Phones
  • Development and Career Opportunities
  • Incentive Award Policies
  • PTO, Vacation and Sick Leave, Holiday Policies
  • Recruiting and Retention Practices
  • Turnover

Data Analyzed

Concept Type

  • Casual Dining
  • Family Dining
  • Fast Casual
  • Fine Dining
  • Quick Service
  • Restaurant Group

Geographic Area

  • Metropolitan Area
  • National

Organization Size

  • Revenue (Overall and Organization-owned Restaurants)
  • Total Full-time Equivalents and Total Part-time Employees
  • Total Number of Restaurants and Number of Organization-owned Restaurants

Career Streams Analyzed

  • Executive
  • Management
  • Para-Professional
  • Professional

Position Families Analyzed

  • Catering
  • Franchising
  • Quality
  • Restaurant Management
  • Restaurant/Field Operations
  • Training

Position Sub-Families Analyzed

  • Facilities Management & Planning
  • Facilities Refurbishment, Repair & Maintenance
  • Facilities/Grounds, Custodial, Cleaning & Laundry
  • Communications & Corporate Affairs Leadership
  • Customer Service
  • Finance & Accounting Leadership
  • Financial Control
  • General Management
  • Restaurant & Hotel/Resort Operations
  • Banqueting/Conferencing/Catering Operations
  • Non-Restaurant Food Service Provider Operations
  • Food & Beverage Preparation/Table Service
  • Food Planning & Development
  • Restaurant & Hotel Training & Development
  • Human Resources Leadership
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • IT, Telecom & Internet Leadership
  • Legal
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • General Real Estate Management
  • Real Estate Acquisition, Planning & Development
  • Supply Chain Leadership
  • Procurement
  • Product Marketing & Management
  • Franchise/Dealer Channel Development & Support
  • Road Transportation

This survey is powered by Mercer Job Library. Learn more or view Mercer Job Library FAQs for more details. Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN® , giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters.


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Participating Companies

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Position List & Sample Report

Position List

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Sample Report

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2023 Survey Participation

2023 survey participation is now closed. 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.

Key Dates:

  • Participation opens March 1, 2023
  • Participation closes May 4, 2023

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
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