Pay for Dining Room Managers in the United States is very modest at just $40K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Dining Room Managers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 61 percent. While around two in five report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and half have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$28,660 - $52,252
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $40,416
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$10.07 - $19.20
(Median)
$10
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,660 - $52,252  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,236  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$25,472 - $50,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 157
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $19.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.48  
Overtime
$14.83 - $29.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,236  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$25,472 - $50,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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Job Description for Dining Room Manager

Dining room managers work in facilities which serve food to customers, such as restaurants, hotel, resorts, large corporate cafeterias, and other settings. They are responsible for ensuring that waiters, waitresses, and bussers are working efficiently, offering excellent customer service, and wearing appropriate uniforms.

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Dining Room Manager Tasks

  • 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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Dining Room Managers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Restaurant General Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $46K per year.

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Popular Skills for Dining Room Manager


Dining Room Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Training, Training Program Development, Scheduling, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 15 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Job Scheduling and People Management. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Scheduling and People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Dining Room Manager

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


Dining Room Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $35K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $40K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $41K on average.

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What is it like working as a Dining Room Manager?

Dining Room Manager in Dallas:
Pros: I get to make people happy. I solve problems. I make sure our guests have the best dining experience of their lives. I get to work with people, I get to be hands on with all front of house and back of house positions.
Cons: Very long hours. I get paid less. I have to work on sundays.

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

Dining Room Manager in Marion:
"Average compensation for this position."
Many busy days, long hours, no time for regular breaks, fun environment, each day has something different.

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

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Dining Room Manager Salaries

Training
up arrow 15%


Scheduling
up arrow 5%

National Average
$38,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 17%

People Management
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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