Maitre d' Salary
A Maitre d' earns an average wage of $13.66 per hour.
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Job Description for Maitre d'
Although the position is not quite as common in fine dining restaurants as it once was, many such establishments still utilize the services of a maitre d'. The term is a shortened version of the French phrase “maitre d'hotel”, which literally means “master of the house”. The maitre d' may directly report to a front of house manager, or this job title may simply be the one the restaurant uses interchangeably for that position.Read More...
One of the main roles of the maitre d' is taking guest reservations. In this capacity, a strong knowledge of the establishment's reservation systems and capabilities is a must. The maitre d' is usually the first person most guests meet when they arrive at the restaurant. In this capacity, he or she helps to form the first impression the patrons will have of their dining experience. He or she greets these arriving guests warmly, checks off their reservation, and sees to it that a host or hostess takes them to a table in a warm but efficient manner.
For a maitre d', practical experience is often as valued as formal education. While many persons interested in this position may have associate's or bachelor's degrees in hospitality or related disciplines, it is quite common for many persons holding this job to simply have been outstanding front of house workers promoted into a management or supervisory role. Most maitre d's work evenings and weekends, typically 40 hours or more per week. The job can be hectic, and anyone in the position should expect to be on his or her feet throughout the workday in a fine dining restaurant environment. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Maitre d' Tasks
- Handle customer complaints and requests.
- Provide table service.
- Ensure effective operations in compliance with federal and local regulations.
- Supervise staffing and assist with scheduling.
- Supervise guest seating and reservation arrangements.
Maitre d' Job Listings
Pay by Experience Level for Maitre d'
Pay by Experience for a Maitre d' has a positive trend. An entry-level Maitre d' with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Maitre d' with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Maitre d' which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 8 salaries. A Maitre d' with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 6 salaries.
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