Front of House Manager Salary

Front of House Managers in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $36K per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $21K to $47K 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 $21K and $47K. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Front of House Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the majority of Front of House Managers (66 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Over one-half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than two-fifths report medical coverage and slightly less than a third claim dental coverage as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$24,199 - $46,303
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$46K
MEDIAN: $35,834
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90%

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$8.60 - $16.40
(Median)
$8
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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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$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,199 - $46,303  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,187  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,946  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$21,232 - $46,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 272
National Hourly Rate 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$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.60 - $16.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.38 - $10.07  
Overtime
$9.57 - $23.32  
National Annualized 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$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,187  
   
Commission
$0.00  
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).
)
$21,232 - $46,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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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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Advancing into a Hotel General Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Front of House Managers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $52K per year.

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Popular Skills for Front of House Manager


Front of House Managers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, People Management, Customer Service, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $30K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $35K. Front of House Managers bring in $36K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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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%

People Management
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
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National Average
$33,000

Training
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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