Front of House Manager Salary

Front of House Managers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $36K annually. Compensation ranges from $21K on the lower end to $46K per year on the higher end. Some workers in this field — a little more than half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by just over two-fifths and dental plans are enjoyed by just under one in three. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Front of House Managers. There are more female Front of House Managers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 65 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,857 - $45,951

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$8.68 - $15.95

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,857 - $45,951  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,902  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,024  
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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$20,965 - $46,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 245
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.68 - $15.95  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.37 - $9.64  
Overtime
$-0.49 - $22.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,902  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,024  
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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$20,965 - $46,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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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 often transition into Hotel General Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Hotel General Managers earn $52K per year.

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Popular Skills for Front of House Manager


Front of House Managers note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, People Management, Customer Service, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training. Most people familiar with Customer Service also know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Front of House Manager

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


For Front of House Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $29K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $34K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Front of House Managers make a median salary of $36K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Front of House Manager Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Front of House Manager Salaries


Customer Service
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People Management
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National Average
$33,000

Training
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 55%
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