Dining Room Manager Salary

Dining Room Managers in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $40K annually. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $25K and $51K per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women Dining Room Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. While some workers in this profession — one-third — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and slightly more than half have dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$28,366 - $51,556
(Median)
$28K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,840
10%
50%
90%

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$9.21 - $19.07
(Median)
$9
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,366 - $51,556  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,006  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$24,782 - $51,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.21 - $19.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$8.47  
Overtime
$13.65 - $29.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,006  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$24,782 - $51,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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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 often end up in upper-level roles like Restaurant General Manager. Restaurant General Managers bring home $46K annually on average.

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Popular Skills for Dining Room Manager


Survey takers who work as Dining Room Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, facility with Training Program Development and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent and 7 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like People Management. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Training Program Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Dining Room Manager

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $36K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $40K. Dining Room Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $38K. Dining Room Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $41K.

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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

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Dining Room Manager Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 30%

Scheduling
up arrow 7%

National Average
$38,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

People Management
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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