To determine how much a McDonald's manager makes, you have to consider the type of position this individual has. Hourly managers may earn between $8 and $15 per hour. On average, an assistant manager will earn about $28,000 per year. A store manager makes, on average $36,534 to $42,895 per year. Many factors play a role in how much this equates to, though, including experience, the individual store, and the franchise he or she works in.