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Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salary

Front of House Restaurant Managers in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $38K per year on average. Pay generally varies between $24K and $50K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women make up a slight majority of Front of House Restaurant Managers (56 percent) survey respondents. 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 two in five. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,908 - $49,207
(Median)
$26K
$38K
$49K
MEDIAN: $38,205
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50%
90%

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$8.86 - $15.20
(Median)
$8
$12
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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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
$25,908 - $49,207  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,785  
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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$23,533 - $50,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 483
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
$8.86 - $15.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00 - $10.56  
Overtime
$6.21 - $22.74  
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 - $7,785  
   
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).
)
$23,533 - $50,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 142

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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. Becoming a Front of House Manager or a Restaurant Kitchen Manager is a common 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 report a focused set of job skills. 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. Most people who know Customer Service also know 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $35K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $38K. Front of House Restaurant Managers bring in $40K after working for 10 to 20 years. Front of House Restaurant Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salaries


Late-Career
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National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salaries



National Average
$36,000

Customer Service
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

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: 43%
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