Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salary

Pay for Front of House Restaurant Managers in the United States is very modest at just $40K per year. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are more female Front of House Restaurant Managers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 64 percent. Work is enjoyable for Front of House Restaurant Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — just over a half — do not have any health coverage, just under one-half do receive medical benefits and roughly a third have dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$26,002 - $51,258
$26K
$40K
$51K
MEDIAN: $40,362
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50%
90%

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$9.45 - $17.26
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,002 - $51,258  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,174  
Profit Sharing
$1,474  
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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$22,679 - $51,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 182
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.45 - $17.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.62 - $12.07  
Overtime
$10.14 - $26.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,174  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,474  
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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$22,679 - $51,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 114

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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.

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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


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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.

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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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Key Stats for Front of House Manager, Restaurant

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salaries

▲11%

▲10%

▲3%

National Average
$36,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salaries

Training
▲29%

Hiring
▲20%

Job Scheduling
▲10%

Inventory Control
▲5%

Operations Management
▲5%

▲2%

Order Inventory
▲2%


Customer Service
▼0%

Customer Relations
▼0%

National Average
$36,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 53%
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