Dining Room Supervisors in the United States pull down an average of $13.12 per hour. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most Dining Room Supervisors survey respondents are women (72 percent). While some workers in this profession — slightly more than a fifth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,057 - $47,000
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$24K
$33K
$47K
MEDIAN: $33,288
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$9.88 - $17.03
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,057 - $47,000  
   
Bonus
$400.00  
Total Pay (?
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$21,615 - $39,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $17.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.39  
Overtime
$0.50 - $23.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$400.00  
   
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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$21,615 - $39,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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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.

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Dining Room Supervisors may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Restaurant General Manager. The latter position pays an average of $46K annually. Career advancement for the typical Dining Room Supervisor often leads to becoming a Restaurant Assistant Manager or a Dining Room Manager; median salaries in these positions are $3K higher and $8K higher, respectively.

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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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $28K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $31K. Dining Room Supervisors bring in $32K after working for 10 to 20 years. For some reason, Dining Room Supervisors with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $25K.

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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 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.

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.

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Experience Affects Dining Room Supervisor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Dining Room Supervisor Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

National Average
$29,000

Job Scheduling
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 7%

Scheduling
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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