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Front of House Manager Salary

Those pursuing careers as Front of House Managers in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $36K annually. Pay ranges from $21K on the low end to $46K per year on the high end. Although just over two-fifths have medical coverage and slightly less than a third have dental coverage, over one-half claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Front of House Managers (66 percent) who took the survey are female. Most Front of House Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,038 - $46,256
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$46K
MEDIAN: $35,697
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$8.32 - $15.74
(Median)
$8
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$24,038 - $46,256  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,703  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $2,000  
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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$20,962 - $46,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 228
National Hourly Rate 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$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.32 - $15.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.37 - $7.70  
Overtime
$-0.49 - $23.48  
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.
)
$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,703  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $2,000  
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).
)
$20,962 - $46,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 126

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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


Survey results show that Front of House Managers typically report just a few professional 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. 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $29K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $34K. For Front of House Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $37K. Front of House Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 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 63 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 53%
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