The average hourly pay for a Maitre d' is $15.50.
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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. One of the main roles of the maitre d' is taking guest reservations. …Read more
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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Maitre d'
An early career Maitre d' with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.70 based on 32 salaries. A mid-career Maitre d' with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.39 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Maitre d' with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.65 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
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