Dining Room Manager Salary

Dining Room Managers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $41K per year. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of Dining Room Managers (61 percent) survey participants are women. Most Dining Room Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and around half receive dental plans. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$29,587 - $51,643
$30K
$41K
$52K
MEDIAN: $41,113
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50%
90%

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$9.91 - $19.27
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$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.56
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,587 - $51,643  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,188  
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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$25,619 - $50,596  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $19.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$14.77 - $28.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,188  
   
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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$25,619 - $50,596  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89

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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

  • Take reservations and plans dining room layout to accommodate predicted numbers of guests.
  • Deal with customer complaints about food and service.
  • Facilitate communication between the dining area and the kitchen.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Dining Room Manager


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Dining Room Managers often transition into upper-level roles like Restaurant General Manager, for which the average compensation is $46K per year.

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Popular Skills for Dining Room Manager


Survey results suggest that Dining Room Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Training, Training Program Development, Customer Service, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Job Scheduling, People Management, and Scheduling. Most people who know Customer Service also know Scheduling and People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Dining Room Manager

Pay by Experience for a Dining Room Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Dining Room Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 109 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dining Room Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 82 salaries. An experienced Dining Room Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 72 salaries. A Dining Room Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 36 salaries.

Dining Room Manager Reviews

Q: 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.

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Key Stats for Dining Room Manager

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Dining Room Manager Salaries

▲6%

▲6%

▲3%

National Average
$39,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Dining Room Manager Salaries

Training
▲9%


National Average
$39,000


Operations Management
▼2%

Scheduling
▼5%

Job Scheduling
▼18%

People Management
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 38%