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 annually. The bottom of the pay range sits near $22K, and the top verges on $50K per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Female Front of House Restaurant Managers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (64 percent) are women. Although approximately one-half lack health benefits of any kind, close to one-half do enjoy medical insurance, and one-third get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction for Front of House Restaurant Managers is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$24,607 - $49,705
(Median)
$25K
$38K
$50K
MEDIAN: $38,433
10%
50%
90%

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$9.16 - $15.68
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
10%
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National Salary 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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,607 - $49,705  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,087  
Profit Sharing
$2,800  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$21,801 - $49,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 342
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.16 - $15.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.06 - $11.54  
Overtime
$3.00 - $22.40  
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 - $6,087  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$2,800  
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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$21,801 - $49,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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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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While not commonly seen, Front of House Restaurant Managers who transition into a Food and Beverage Director position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Food and Beverage Directors is $61K per year. Moving from a Front of House Restaurant Manager to Restaurant General Manager or Front of House Manager is a more common career path, however.

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Popular Skills for Front of House Manager, Restaurant


Survey results show that Front of House Restaurant Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Training, Inventory Control, and Job Scheduling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 11 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management and Inventory Management. 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.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $34K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $36K. Front of House Restaurant Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $37K.

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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

Training
up arrow 32%

Inventory Control
up arrow 11%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 6%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Customer Relations
up arrow 2%

Order Inventory
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$36,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 6%

People Management
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
medical benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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