Dining Room Supervisors in the United States take home an average $13.09 per hour. Female Dining Room Supervisors make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Dining Room Supervisors. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,057 - $47,000
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MEDIAN: $33,288
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$9.85 - $16.92
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,057 - $47,000  
   
Bonus
$192.56 - $2,682  
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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$21,517 - $39,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.85 - $16.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.36  
Overtime
$0.51 - $23.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$192.56 - $2,682  
   
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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$21,517 - $39,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 91

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Dining Room Supervisor


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At the upper end, Dining Room Supervisors who move into a Restaurant General Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Restaurant General Managers is a much higher $46K per year. A common career progression for a Dining Room Supervisor is to become a Dining Room Manager or a Restaurant Assistant Manager. Compared to Dining Room Supervisors, the first group earns $8K more on average, and the second group earns $3K more.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dining Room Supervisor

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $28K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $31K. For Dining Room Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $31K. Dining Room Supervisors who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $25K.

Dining Room Supervisor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Dining Room Supervisor?

Dining Room Supervisor in Marietta:
"Routine. Can be relatively stressful, but overall easy job."
Pros: Interacting with people and making students happy. Trying new foods, learning need aspects of culinary.
Cons: Being micromanaged; not enough consistency in pay from position to position. The vision of the company is not conveyed very well.

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.

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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Key Stats for Dining Room Supervisor

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
042
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Dining Room Supervisor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Dining Room Supervisor Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

National Average
$29,000

Job Scheduling
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 7%

Scheduling
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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