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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 $38K per year. Earnings generally vary between $23K and $50K per year. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — more than two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by nearly two in five. Job satisfaction for Front of House Restaurant Managers is high. Women Front of House Restaurant Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,986 - $49,275
(Median)
$26K
$38K
$49K
MEDIAN: $38,148
10%
50%
90%

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$8.89 - $15.17
(Median)
$8
$12
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,986 - $49,275  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,722  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,561  
Commission
$0.00 - $4,966  
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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$23,438 - $50,057  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 489
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.89 - $15.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00 - $10.56  
Overtime
$6.30 - $22.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,722  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,966  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,561  
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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$23,438 - $50,057  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147

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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

  • Ensure compliance with safety and health regulations.
  • Hire, train, and supervise front of house staff, making sure they meet customer service and sales objectives.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Front of House Manager, Restaurant


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Many Front of House Restaurant Managers move into a Restaurant General Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $46K per year. A Front of House Manager or a Restaurant Kitchen Manager is a typical transition from a Front of House Restaurant Manager role.

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Popular Skills for Front of House Manager, Restaurant


Front of House Restaurant Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Customer Relations, Scheduling, Customer Service, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. People Management, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $35K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $38K. Front of House Restaurant Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $40K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $41K.

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Experience Affects Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%



National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salaries


Scheduling
up arrow 4%

National Average
$36,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

People Management
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 42%
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