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 $38K per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $23K, and the top verges on $50K per year. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, over one-half have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,134 - $49,080

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$8.94 - $15.36

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,134 - $49,080  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,727  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$22,943 - $49,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 425
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.94 - $15.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.05 - $10.96  
Overtime
$3.86 - $22.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,727  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,966  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$22,943 - $49,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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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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Front of House Restaurant Managers who move on to become Restaurant General Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Restaurant General Managers get paid an average of $46K per year. It is not uncommon for a Front of House Restaurant Manager to continue on to become a Front of House Manager or a Restaurant Kitchen Manager.

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Popular Skills for Front of House Manager, Restaurant


Front of House Restaurant Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Inventory Control, Customer Relations, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 6 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management and Inventory Management. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are 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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $35K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $37K on average. Front of House Restaurant Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $40K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $38K.

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Experience Affects Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salaries

Inventory Control
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Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Order Inventory
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Customer Service
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National Average
$36,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 45%
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