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. Earnings generally vary between $21K and $46K per year. Women make up the majority of Front of House Managers (65 percent) who completed the questionnaire. While some workers in this profession — a little more than half — do not have any health coverage, just over two-fifths do receive medical benefits and just under a third have dental insurance. For the most part, Front of House Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,969 - $46,241
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$46K
MEDIAN: $35,712
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$8.38 - $15.82
(Median)
$8
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,969 - $46,241  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,885  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,028  
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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$21,021 - $46,249  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 240
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.38 - $15.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.37 - $8.17  
Overtime
$-0.49 - $23.02  
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 - $6,885  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,028  
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).
)
$21,021 - $46,249  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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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


Front of House Managers only report a few specific 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.


Front of House Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $29K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $35K. Front of House Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $37K. Front of House Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Front of House Manager Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Front of House Manager Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

People Management
0%

National Average
$33,000

Training
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
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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