Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salary

Front of House Restaurant Managers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $40K per year. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Front of House Restaurant Managers (65 percent) who took the survey are female. For the most part, Front of House Restaurant Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, over one-half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a little less than one-half and dental insurance is reported by one-third. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$25,257 - $51,023
$25K
$40K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,570
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50%
90%

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$9.11 - $16.61
$9
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$17
MEDIAN: $12.42
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,257 - $51,023  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,973  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$22,392 - $51,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 205
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.11 - $16.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.62 - $11.80  
Overtime
$11.63 - $25.88  
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 - $5,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$22,392 - $51,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 111

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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.

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While Front of House Restaurant Managers do not often become Food and Beverage Directors, the job pays $62K per year on average. More often, however, Front of House Restaurant Managers go on to become Restaurant General Managers or Front of House Managers.

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Popular Skills for Front of House Manager, Restaurant


Front of House Restaurant Managers report using 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 36 percent, 20 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Customer Relations.

Pay by Experience Level for Front of House Manager, Restaurant

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Front of House Restaurant Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $34K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $37K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Key Stats for Front of House Manager, Restaurant

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salaries

▲13%

▲12%

▲3%

National Average
$36,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salaries

Training
▲36%

Hiring
▲20%

Job Scheduling
▲10%

Inventory Control
▲5%

Operations Management
▲5%

▲2%

Order Inventory
▲2%

Customer Service
▼0%

Customer Relations
▼0%

People Management
▼0%

National Average
$36,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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