Front of House Manager Salary (United States)

Front of House Managers in the United States are not likely to strike it rich in their field; they only make around $33,203 annually on average. The top of the range reaches $47,912 per year, and the bottom approaches $21,201. Although about half have medical coverage and around one third have dental coverage, about half claim no health benefits at all. Women account for the majority of Front of House Managers—65 percent to be exact. For the most part, Front of House Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Front of House Manager Salary (?
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$24,198 - $49,846
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MEDIAN: $35,844
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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  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 236
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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  
PayScale
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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Front of House Managers often receive a large increase in pay with career advancement. Those who transition into an upper level Hotel General Manager position frequently earn an additional $18,560 per year.

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Popular Skills for Front of House Manager

Professional skills reported by Front of House Managers are few in number. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Training. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to 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.
Front of House Managers do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $30K to $36K. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $37K. Front of House Managers experience only minor salary growth after working for two decades, bringing in around $39K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 18 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. Most of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

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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
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$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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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%
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