Dining Room Supervisor Salary

Earnings for Dining Room Supervisors in the United States come in at around $12.58 per hour on average. Compensation ranges between $9.16 per hour and $16.73. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. The majority of Dining Room Supervisors (68 percent) who took the survey are women. Job satisfaction for Dining Room Supervisors is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,489 - $43,852
(Median)
$23K
$30K
$44K
MEDIAN: $29,635
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$9.16 - $16.73
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$23,489 - $43,852  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $700  
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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$20,827 - $36,571  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.16 - $16.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $9.84  
Overtime
$11.86 - $24.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $700  
   
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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$20,827 - $36,571  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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Job Description for Dining Room Supervisor

Dining room supervisors are responsible for the management of dining rooms at restaurants, cafeterias, clubs, senior housing dining rooms, and other facilities. They are responsible for assuring a high standard of appearance, hospitality, service, and cleanliness. They plan, coordinate and direct activities of their dining room staff to provide professional and fine dining service to their guests or members.

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Dining Room Supervisor Tasks

  • Take meal orders, enter meal data into the dining room computer correctly, and serve food as it is ready.
  • Ensure that room is set up correctly and keep staff moving efficiently.
  • Supervise the dining room and staff.

Common Career Paths for Dining Room Supervisor


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Dining Room Supervisors might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Restaurant General Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $46K per year. The most common next step for a Dining Room Supervisor is to become a Restaurant Assistant Manager or a Dining Room Manager. The former position pays an additional $4K per year on average, and the latter position pays $8K more per year.

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Survey takers who work as Dining Room Supervisors usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Customer Service, People Management, and Scheduling can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Scheduling and People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Dining Room Supervisor

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


Dining Room Supervisors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $27K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $29K. On average, Dining Room Supervisors make $30K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $31K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Dining Room Supervisor Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Dining Room Supervisor in Louisville:
"How much I cover employees a lot of no shows."
Make sure your paid enough for what you do! Lots of weekends and always asked to work because of no shows.

What is it like working as a Dining Room Supervisor?

Dining Room Supervisor in Westfield:
"Dinning Room Supervisor In Active Adult Community."
Pros: My coworkers, my residents and the flexibility of my job.
Cons: The hiring process takes way too long. Meaning that when an employee gives me their two weeks. It will always take at least a month to replace them.

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Experience Affects Dining Room Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$29,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Dining Room Supervisor Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

National Average
$29,000

People Management
up arrow 6%

Scheduling
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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