Those pursuing careers as Front of House Managers in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $36K annually. In the world of Front of House Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $22K and $49K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Work is enjoyable for Front of House Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although two in five have medical coverage and just under one in three have dental coverage, the greater part claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Front of House Managers (64 percent) who took the survey are women. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,585 - $48,474
(Median)
$25K
$36K
$48K
MEDIAN: $36,046
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$8.53 - $16.72
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$8
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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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
$24,585 - $48,474  
   
Bonus
$5.00 - $8,400  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,946  
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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$21,549 - $49,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 212
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.53 - $16.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.56 - $10.04  
Overtime
$12.45 - $29.48  
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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$5.00 - $8,400  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,946  
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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$21,549 - $49,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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Job Description for Front of House Manager

Restaurants are typically divided into two major management areas: back of house (including kitchen, storage, and dishwashing areas) and front of house (the dining room, lobby, and any lounge or bar areas.) The person who oversees the latter area at a dining establishment is the front of house manager.

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Front of House Manager 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


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Front of House Managers who move on to become Hotel General Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Hotel General Managers get paid an average of $52K per year.

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Popular Skills for Front of House Manager


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Scheduling, Customer Service, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Training. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Front of House Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $32K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $36K. For Front of House Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $37K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $32K.

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Experience Affects Front of House Manager Salaries



National Average
$34,000



Skills That Affect Front of House Manager Salaries

Inventory Management
up arrow 8%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
0%

People Management
0%

National Average
$34,000

Training
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 59%
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