Dining Room Manager Salary

Those pursuing careers as Dining Room Managers in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $43K per year. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Dining Room Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by a little more than half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,708 - $53,112
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$43K
$53K
MEDIAN: $43,224
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$9.92 - $18.46
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MEDIAN: $14.61
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$0$53K
Salary $29,708 - $53,112
Bonus $0.00 - $4,142
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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$25,951 - $51,814
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 142
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $9.92 - $18.46
Hourly Tips $5.00
Overtime $14.72 - $25.99
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,142
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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$25,951 - $51,814
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 100

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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 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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Popular Skills for Dining Room Manager


Dining Room Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Training, Training Program Development, Customer Service, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Job Scheduling, People Management, and Scheduling. Most people familiar with 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.

Dining Room Manager in Bothell:
"Culinary."
Pros: Working with the residents.
Cons: Not enough admin time.

Dining Room Manager in Reston:
"Great job if you enjoy helping people."
Pros: I make a huge difference in residents quality of life.
Cons: Hours (11:00 am - 7:30 pm) and pay ($15/hour)

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Key Stats for Dining Room Manager

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Dining Room Manager Salaries

▲5%

▲5%

▲2%

National Average
$39,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Dining Room Manager Salaries

Training
▲8%


National Average
$39,000


Operations Management
▼3%

Scheduling
▼6%

Job Scheduling
▼19%

People Management
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 33%
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