Front of House Manager Salary

Front of House Managers in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $37K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women make up the majority of Front of House Managers (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, a majority are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than a third and dental insurance is reported by just under a third. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$26,720 - $49,922
$27K
$37K
$50K
MEDIAN: $36,901
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50%
90%

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$8.90 - $17.69
$8
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.92
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50%
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$0$50K
Salary $26,720 - $49,922
Bonus $0.00 - $6,145
Profit Sharing $1,100
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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$22,996 - $50,057
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 192
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $8.90 - $17.69
Hourly Tips $0.81 - $11.74
Overtime $14.70 - $29.59
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,145
Profit Sharing $1,100
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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$22,996 - $50,057
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 124

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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

  • 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.
  • Ensure compliance with safety and health regulations.
  • Hire, train, and supervise front of house staff, making sure they meet customer service and sales objectives.

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


Survey results show that Front of House Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Inventory Management, People Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Training and Operations Management. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Front of House Manager

Pay by Experience for a Front of House Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Front of House Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 190 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Front of House Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 104 salaries. An experienced Front of House Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 75 salaries. A Front of House Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,221

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Front of House Managers, 20 percent higher than the national average. Front of House Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent) and Minneapolis (+14 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Chicago is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

Front of House Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Front of House Manager?

Front of House Manager in Sacramento:
"It's been alright."
Pros: Working with people. Being around food. Helping the community.
Cons: It is new. No benefits. Low pay. High demanding.

Front of House Manager in Melbourne:
Pros: GOOD ATMOSPHERE AND WORKING WITH GUEST IS EXCITING.
Cons: NO BENIFEITS LONG WORK HOURS WITH NO REAL TRAINING.

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Key Stats for Front of House Manager

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Front of House Manager Salaries

▲5%

▲4%

National Average
$35,000

▼2%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Front of House Manager Salaries

▲3%




National Average
$35,000

Operations Management
▼9%

Training
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 63%
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