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Maitre d' Salary

A Maitre d' earns an average wage of $13.84 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$32,511 - $60,267
(Median)
$33K
$41K
$60K
MEDIAN: $40,968
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$11.51 - $18.15
(Median)
$12
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,511 - $60,267  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $505  
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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$24,939 - $56,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.51 - $18.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.37 - $9.83  
Overtime
$21.68 - $25.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $505  
   
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).
)
$24,939 - $56,364  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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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.

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Maitre d' Tasks

  • Supervise staffing and assist with scheduling.
  • Supervise guest seating and reservation arrangements.
  • Ensure effective operations in compliance with federal and local regulations.
  • Handle customer complaints and requests.
  • Provide table service.

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Pay by Experience Level for Maitre d'

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Maitre d' Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 53%
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