Dining Room Supervisor Salary

Dining Room Supervisors in the United States pull down an average of $12.47 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.23 per hour to $16.61. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by a majority. Work is enjoyable for Dining Room Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Dining Room Supervisors making up 70 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,747 - $44,494

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$9.23 - $16.61

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$23,747 - $44,494  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
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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$21,039 - $36,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.23 - $16.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $11.04  
Overtime
$12.04 - $25.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
   
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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$21,039 - $36,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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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As Dining Room Supervisors transition into upper-level roles such as Restaurant General Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Restaurant General Managers earn $46K on average per year.

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Dining Room Supervisors who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. People Management and Scheduling are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $27K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $29K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $30K. Dining Room Supervisors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Dining Room Supervisor Salaries

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
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 28%
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