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Dining Room Manager Salary

Dining Room Managers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $40K annually. Compensation ranges from $25K on the lower end to $52K per year on the higher end. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, close to a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Most Dining Room Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women account for the majority of Dining Room Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 60 percent to be exact. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$28,176 - $51,533
(Median)
$28K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,882
10%
50%
90%

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$9.00 - $18.49
(Median)
$9
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
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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
$28,176 - $51,533  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,083  
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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$24,771 - $51,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 215
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.00 - $18.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.70 - $10.62  
Overtime
$12.41 - $26.54  
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.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,083  
   
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).
)
$24,771 - $51,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84

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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 into a slightly higher-paying Restaurant General Manager position. Average compensation for Restaurant General Managers is $46K.

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Survey results show that Dining Room Managers typically report just a few professional skills. People Management and Scheduling are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 12 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Employees educated in Customer Service are typically practiced in Scheduling, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Dining Room Manager

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $36K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $40K. On average, Dining Room Managers make $39K following one to two decades on the job. Dining Room Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $42K.

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Experience Affects Dining Room Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Dining Room Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 12%

Scheduling
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

National Average
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
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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