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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 $40K annually. Earnings sit near $25K on the lower side but can approach $52K per year on the higher side. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,206 - $51,533
(Median)
$28K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,802
10%
50%
90%

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$9.25 - $18.49
(Median)
$9
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
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
$28,206 - $51,533  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,200  
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).
)
$24,859 - $51,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 216
National Hourly Rate 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$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.25 - $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 - $4,200  
   
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).
)
$24,859 - $51,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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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Dining Room Managers may enjoy increased earnings if they become Restaurant General Managers. This seems to be a popular career move, and Restaurant General Manager earn a slightly higher median of $46K annually.

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Survey takers who work as Dining Room Managers usually report a few specific skills. People Management and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Dining Room Manager

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $35K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $40K. On average, Dining Room Managers make $38K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $42K.

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Experience Affects Dining Room Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$38,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Dining Room Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 13%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
27%
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: 32%