Dining Room Supervisor Salary

Pay for Dining Room Supervisors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $12.62 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $9.32 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $16.87. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by a little over a half. Female Dining Room Supervisors make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,830 - $44,338
(Median)
$24K
$30K
$44K
MEDIAN: $29,603
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$9.32 - $16.87
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$23,830 - $44,338  
   
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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$21,219 - $38,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.32 - $16.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $11.04  
Overtime
$12.08 - $26.17  
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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$21,219 - $38,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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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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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.

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Survey takers who work as Dining Room Supervisors typically report just a few professional skills. People Management and Scheduling are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $31K in this role. Dining Room Supervisors who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $30K.

Dining Room Supervisor Reviews

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

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Dining Room Supervisor Salaries

National Average
$29,000

People Management
up arrow 7%

Scheduling
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 29%
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