Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salary
|Salary||$26,002 - $51,258|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,174|
|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).)
|$22,679 - $51,464|
|Hourly Rate||$9.45 - $17.26|
|Hourly Tips||$0.62 - $12.07|
|Overtime||$10.14 - $26.63|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,174|
|Total Pay (||$22,679 - $51,464|
Job Description for Front of House Manager, Restaurant
In the broadest terms, sit-down restaurants traditionally divide the areas of responsibility between “back of house” (the areas guests don’t normally view, typically including the kitchen, dishwashing area, storage, and receiving) and “front of house” (the dining room, lobby, and lounge or bar). A restaurant front of house manager oversees functions and employees in the front of the house.Read More...
The front of house manager's main goal is to ensure that procedures are followed for seating and serving guests. They make sure that all staff act in a way that promotes guest satisfaction and handle any issues or complaints. In many restaurants, the front of house managers also designs and implements training for servers, bussers, hosts, and bartenders; this training typically involves training on menu items, as well as "shadowing" other servers to learn the restaurant’s procedures and standards. Additionally, the front of house manager assists with the restaurant’s cost controls by helping develop systems to manage product waste, labor costs, and breakage. They must also oversee facility upkeep, ensuring that the front of house areas are clean and meet restaurant standards. The manager arranges repairs and facilities maintenance as needed.
Educational requirements for the position are fairly flexible, with most restaurants willing to accept practical experience in lieu of a college or vocational degree in hospitality management or a related field. Working as a front of house manager in a restaurant may be stressful, and an effective manager must learn to balance issues related to guests, employees, products, maintenance, and other areas. Typically, these managers work full time, with much of their is spent standing or walking.
Front of House Manager, Restaurant Tasks
- Manage daily operations of the public areas of a theater, restaurant, or concert hall.
- Oversee preparation of public areas before guests arrive, and maintain cleanliness during business hours.
- Ensure compliance with safety and health regulations.
- Hire, train, and supervise front of house staff, making sure they meet customer service and sales objectives.
Common Career Paths for Front of House Manager, Restaurant
While not commonly seen, Front of House Restaurant Managers who transition into a Food and Beverage Director position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Food and Beverage Directors is $62K per year. A more common career path for Front of House Restaurant Managers is stepping into the role of Restaurant General Manager or Front of House Manager.
Popular Skills for Front of House Manager, Restaurant
Front of House Restaurant Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Training, Hiring, and Job Scheduling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 20 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Customer Relations.
Pay by Experience Level for Front of House Manager, Restaurant
Pay by Experience for a Front of House Manager, Restaurant has a positive trend. An entry-level Front of House Manager, Restaurant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 163 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Front of House Manager, Restaurant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 81 salaries. An experienced Front of House Manager, Restaurant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 80 salaries. A Front of House Manager, Restaurant 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 31 salaries.
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