Dining Room Manager Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Dining Room Managers in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $40K annually. Pay generally varies between $25K and $52K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one-third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and over one-half receive dental plans. Female Dining Room Managers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 60 percent of professionals. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$28,386 - $52,083
(Median)
$28K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,775
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$8.92 - $19.11
(Median)
$8
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,386 - $52,083  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,317  
Commission
$0.00 - $8,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,234 - $51,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 212
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.92 - $19.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.70 - $11.06  
Overtime
$12.26 - $27.90  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,317  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$25,234 - $51,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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Job Description for Dining Room Manager

  • Hire, train, and supervise front of house staff, enforce dining room policies.
  • Oversee customer service, making sure customers are greeted, their orders taken, and receive proper service.
  • Facilitate communication between the dining area and the kitchen.
  • Take reservations and plans dining room layout to accommodate predicted numbers of guests.
  • Deal with customer complaints about food and service.

Common Career Paths for Dining Room Manager


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Many Dining Room Managers advance their careers by becoming Restaurant General Managers, who report a slightly higher median income of $46K.

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Dining Room Managers note just a narrow range of job skills. People Management and Scheduling are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 12 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Competency in Customer Service frequently indicates knowledge of Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Dining Room Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $36K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $40K. Dining Room Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $39K. Dining Room Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $42K.

Dining Room Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Dining Room Manager in Vero Beach:
"Office Politics."
It's really all about people skills. Keep your thoughts to yourself until you figure out the few people you can trust; It could be a year or more. Be prepared to be micromanaged and undermined, but keep your cool. Don't sacrifice yourself for the job; It will be seen as you can't get your job done, instead dedication. Be organized and make sure that other people see that you are. If your boss and peers don't actually see you working, it didn't happen. Don't complain that you're too busy; make it look easy. Connect with good people, be it the GM, the chauffeur or the janitor; You will need their help. Treat all with respect, praise them for anything done well, and lift them up. Befriend everyone with genuineness. Listen more, talk less.

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Experience Affects Dining Room Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Dining Room Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 12%

Scheduling
up arrow 6%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 33%
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