Dining Room Supervisor Salary

Dining Room Supervisors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.58 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $9.16 per hour, and the top verges on $16.73. Women account for the majority of Dining Room Supervisors who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Dining Room Supervisors. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to 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
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$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 often transition into Restaurant General Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Restaurant General Managers earn $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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Job skills reported by Dining Room Supervisors are limited. 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $27K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $29K. Dining Room Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $30K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $31K.

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 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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