Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salary

Those pursuing careers as Front of House Restaurant Managers in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $40K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Front of House Restaurant Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 64 percent to be exact. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly one-half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by about one-half and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. Job satisfaction for Front of House Restaurant Managers is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,497 - $51,164
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$40K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,710
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$9.59 - $16.93
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MEDIAN: $12.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,497 - $51,164  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$22,908 - $51,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 187
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.59 - $16.93  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.62 - $11.80  
Overtime
$11.74 - $25.76  
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 - $5,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$22,908 - $51,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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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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Front of House Restaurant Managers do not often transition into Food and Beverage Director roles. The role averages $62K per year. It is more probable, however, that Front of House Restaurant Managers 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 28 percent, 20 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $34K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $37K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. For some reason, Front of House Restaurant Managers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $39K.

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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 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salaries

▲11%

▲9%

▲3%

National Average
$36,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salaries

Training
▲28%

Hiring
▲20%

Job Scheduling
▲10%

Inventory Control
▲5%

Operations Management
▲4%

▲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 40 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 51%
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