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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. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than half lack coverage. On the flip side, just over two-fifths have medical insurance and close to one-third receive dental plans. The majority of Front of House Managers (65 percent) who took the survey are women. Most Front of House Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$23,854 - $46,448
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MEDIAN: $35,625
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$8.09 - $15.75
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,854 - $46,448  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,027  
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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$20,982 - $46,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.09 - $15.75  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.37 - $7.84  
Overtime
$9.40 - $23.53  
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 - $6,027  
   
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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$20,982 - $46,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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 usually experience a big boost in pay as they move up the career ladder to upper-level roles like Hotel General Manager. The average pay for a Hotel General Manager is $52K annually.

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Popular Skills for Front of House Manager


Front of House Managers report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, People Management, Customer Service, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training. Most people who know Customer Service also 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $30K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $36K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $36K. As Front of House Managers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $38K.

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Experience Affects Front of House Manager Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Front of House Manager Salaries

Scheduling
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People Management
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National Average
$33,000

Customer Service
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Training
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 52%