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. In the world of Front of House Restaurant Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $22K and $51K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $6K, respectively. Residence 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 — 62 percent to be exact. Although more than two-fifths have medical coverage and more than a third have dental coverage, slightly more than half claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Front of House Restaurant Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$25,754 - $51,577
$26K
$41K
$52K
MEDIAN: $40,522
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50%
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$8.38 - $17.40
$8
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.17
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$0$51K
Salary $25,754 - $51,577
Bonus $0.00 - $5,081
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,960
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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$22,475 - $51,590
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 177
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $8.38 - $17.40
Hourly Tips $0.59 - $12.07
Overtime $11.74 - $26.82
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,081
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,960
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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$22,475 - $51,590
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 109

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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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There are some Front of House Restaurant Managers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Food and Beverage Directors, where earnings are an average $62K annually. 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 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 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.

Front of House Manager, Restaurant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Front of House Manager, Restaurant?

Front of House Manager, Restaurant in Cincinnati:
Pros: The ability to change someone's night from good to GREAT.
Cons: The long hours, the payrate, missing out on lots of important family activities, and sacrificing every weekend.

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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 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salaries

▲10%

▲9%

▲2%

National Average
$36,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salaries

Training
▲27%

Hiring
▲19%

Job Scheduling
▲9%

Inventory Control
▲4%

Operations Management
▲3%

▲1%

Order Inventory
▲1%


National Average
$36,000

Customer Service
▼1%

Customer Relations
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 53%
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