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Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salary

Front of House Restaurant Managers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $39K per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $24K, and the top verges on $50K per year. Most Front of House Restaurant Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although about two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and more than two-fifths get dental coverage, too. Women Front of House Restaurant Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$26,853 - $49,135
(Median)
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49K
MEDIAN: $38,541
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$8.96 - $15.25
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,853 - $49,135  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,384  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $3,439  
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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$23,864 - $50,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 599
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.96 - $15.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.97 - $10.21  
Overtime
$9.29 - $22.77  
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.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,384  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,966  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $3,439  
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).
)
$23,864 - $50,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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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 usually experience a big boost in pay as they move up the career ladder to upper-level roles like Restaurant General Manager. The average pay for a Restaurant General Manager is $45K annually. A Front of House Manager or an Office 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


Professional skills reported by Front of House Restaurant Managers are few in number. Those who have experience with Scheduling, Customer Relations, and Customer Service can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service. Most people familiar with 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $35K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $37K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $41K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Front of House Manager, Restaurant Salaries

Scheduling
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Customer Relations
0%

National Average
$37,000

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 158 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 40%