Front of House Manager Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Front of House Managers in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $36K annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $21K to $46K per year. Work is enjoyable for Front of House Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While more than half report receiving no health benefits, just over a half do receive medical coverage, and just under a third have dental, as well. Front of House Managers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 66 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,001 - $46,195
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$46K
MEDIAN: $35,510
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90%

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$8.35 - $15.89
(Median)
$8
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,001 - $46,195  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,659  
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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$20,974 - $46,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 226
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.35 - $15.89  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.37 - $7.79  
Overtime
$-0.49 - $23.58  
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$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,659  
   
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).
)
$20,974 - $46,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Hotel General Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $52K per year.

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Popular Skills for Front of House Manager


Survey results show that Front of House Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Customer Service, People Management, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training. The majority of those who know 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $30K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $34K. On average, Front of House Managers make $37K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Front of House Manager Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Front of House Manager Salaries

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$33,000

People Management
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Training
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 53%