Front of House Manager Salary

Pay for Front of House Managers in the United States is very modest at just $36K per year. Total incomes of Front of House Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $7K from bonuses and close to $8K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $22K and $50K. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Front of House Managers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (63 percent) are women. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While more than half report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and slightly less than a third have dental, as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$26,463 - $49,057
$26K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,407
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50%
90%

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$8.61 - $17.29
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$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.14
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,463 - $49,057  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,030  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,946  
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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$22,348 - $49,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 194
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.61 - $17.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.57 - $10.03  
Overtime
$12.86 - $28.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,030  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,946  
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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$22,348 - $49,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 122

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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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Many Front of House Managers move into a Hotel General Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $52K per year.

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Popular Skills for Front of House Manager


Survey results suggest that Front of House Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Inventory Management, People Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Training and Operations Management. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in 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: $34,712

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

With a pay rate for Front of House Managers that is 22 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Front of House Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+20 percent), Minneapolis (+15 percent), Denver (+2 percent), and Dallas (+2 percent). In Chicago, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Front of House Manager

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Front of House Manager Salaries

▲7%

▲6%

National Average
$35,000

▼1%

▼4%

Skills That Affect Front of House Manager Salaries

▲5%




National Average
$35,000

Operations Management
▼8%

Training
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 62%