Pay for Front of House Restaurant Managers in the United States is very modest at just $39K per year. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, a little more than half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than two-fifths and dental insurance is reported by slightly less than a third. Work is enjoyable for Front of House Restaurant Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Front of House Restaurant Managers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 63 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,417 - $50,773
(Median)
$25K
$39K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,337
10%
50%
90%

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$8.79 - $16.27
(Median)
$8
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
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90%

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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$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,417 - $50,773  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,817  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$22,171 - $51,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 209
National Hourly Rate 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$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.79 - $16.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.62 - $11.77  
Overtime
$11.63 - $25.88  
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 - $5,817  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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).
)
$22,171 - $51,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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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 advance into the role of a Food and Beverage Director are fairly uncommon. Food and Beverage Directors on average earn $62K per year. More often, however, Front of House Restaurant Managers go on to become Restaurant General Managers or Front of House Managers.

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Popular Skills for Front of House Manager, Restaurant


Survey results imply that Front of House Restaurant Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Training, Hiring, and Job Scheduling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent, 12 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $35K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $37K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $39K.

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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 34%

Hiring
up arrow 12%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 10%

Inventory Control
up arrow 5%

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
up arrow 3%

Order Inventory
up arrow 2%

Customer Relations
up arrow 1%

People Management
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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