Front of House Manager Salary

Pay for Front of House Managers in the United States is very modest at just $36K annually. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $21K and $46K per year. While a little more than half report receiving no health benefits, slightly more than half do receive medical coverage, and just under one in three have dental, as well. For the most part, Front of House Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Front of House Managers (65 percent) who took the survey are women. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,904 - $46,278
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$46K
MEDIAN: $35,636
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$8.38 - $15.82
(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
$23,904 - $46,278  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,698  
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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$20,950 - $46,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 237
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.
)
$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,698  
   
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).
)
$20,950 - $46,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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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


Survey takers who work as 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Training. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of 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. 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. Front of House Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $37K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Front of House Manager Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Front of House Manager Salaries


Customer Service
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People Management
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National Average
$33,000

Training
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 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
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 55%
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