Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salary (United States)

Pay for Front of House Restaurant Managers in the United States is very modest at just $36,878 annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $23,867 to $50,720 per year. Health benefits are not claimed by all—41 percent lack any form of coverage—but more than half have medical insurance, and 45 percent have dental, too. Women Front of House Restaurant Managers just slightly outnumber men in the field. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salary (?
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$26,916 - $49,896
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MEDIAN: $38,730
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Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salary (?
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$8.83 - $15.42
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,916 - $49,896  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,210  
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $3,500  
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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$23,867 - $50,720  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 666
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.83 - $15.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.04 - $10.56  
Overtime
$9.75 - $22.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,210  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,966  
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $3,500  
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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$23,867 - $50,720  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 204
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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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Oftentimes, Front of House Restaurant Managers' salaries rise greatly in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as a Restaurant General Manager usually get paid an extra $8,492 per year. It is not unusual for a Front of House Restaurant Manager to become a Front of House Manager or a Restaurant Kitchen Manager.

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Popular Skills for Front of House Manager, Restaurant

Survey takers who work as Front of House Restaurant Managers report a focused set of job skills. Customer Relations and Scheduling are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 6 percent respectively. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent 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.
Front of House Restaurant Managers do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. In five to 10 years time, starting salaries of $35K can reach $37K. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $41K. Salary increase slows as Front of House Restaurant Managers pass 20 years in their field, with average salaries hovering around $42K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. Around two-thirds of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

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Experience Affects Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salaries

Late-Career
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$37,000

Skills That Affect Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salaries

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$37,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 41%
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