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Front of House Manager Salary (United States)

Front of House Managers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $36K annually. The bottom of the pay range sits near $21K, and the top verges on $48K per year. Although close to one-half have medical coverage and over a third have dental coverage, approximately half claim no health benefits at all. Women make up the majority of Front of House Managers (65 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,198 - $49,846
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Front of House Manager Salary (?
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$8.03 - $15.58
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,198 - $49,846  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,868  
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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$21,201 - $47,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 236
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.03 - $15.58  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.36 - $8.30  
Overtime
$9.50 - $23.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
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$0.00 - $6,868  
   
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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$21,201 - $47,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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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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As Front of House Managers make advancements in their career path to roles like Hotel General Manager, salaries often climb aggressively. Typically, Hotel General Managers will make $52K annually.

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Popular Skills for Front of House Manager

Typical Front of House Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Customer Service, People Management, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Training. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Front of House Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $30K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $36K. Front of House Managers bring in $37K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $39K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end. Most of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up a little less than a fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one in ten.

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Experience Affects Front of House Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%
National Average
$33,000

Skills That Affect Front of House Manager Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 2%
National Average
$33,000
Customer Service
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People Management
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Training
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 49%