Front of House Manager Salary

Front of House Managers in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $36K annually. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $21K and $47K per year. In the world of Front of House Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $21K and $47K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Front of House Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — a little over a half lack any form of coverage — but just over two-fifths have medical insurance, and just under a third have dental, too. More than half of Front of House Managers (66 percent) survey participants are women. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,199 - $46,303
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$46K
MEDIAN: $35,834
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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 (?
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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).
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$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


Typical Front of House Managers report a focused set of job 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. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Front of House Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $30K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $35K. For Front of House Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $36K. 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

Scheduling
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People Management
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Customer Service
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National Average
$33,000

Training
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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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