Front of House Manager Salary

Front of House Managers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $37K per year. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Front of House Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than a third report medical coverage and just under one in three claim dental coverage as well. Women account for the majority of Front of House Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 64 percent to be exact. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,107 - $50,158
$27K
$38K
$50K
MEDIAN: $38,332
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$9.63 - $19.81
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$0$50K
Salary $27,107 - $50,158
Bonus $0.00 - $6,061
Profit Sharing $700
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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$23,574 - $50,266
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 191
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $9.63 - $19.81
Hourly Tips $0.81 - $9.80
Overtime $14.88 - $30.57
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,061
Profit Sharing $700
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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$23,574 - $50,266
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 125

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

  • 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.
  • Ensure compliance with safety and health regulations.
  • Hire, train, and supervise front of house staff, making sure they meet customer service and sales objectives.

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


Front of House Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Inventory Management, People Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Training and Operations Management. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Front of House Manager

Pay by Experience for a Front of House Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Front of House Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 190 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Front of House Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 104 salaries. An experienced Front of House Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 75 salaries. A Front of House Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,246

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Front of House Managers, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Front of House Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent) and Minneapolis (+13 percent). Chicago is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent.

Front of House Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Front of House Manager?

Front of House Manager in Sacramento:
"It's been alright."
Pros: Working with people. Being around food. Helping the community.
Cons: It is new. No benefits. Low pay. High demanding.

Front of House Manager in Melbourne:
Pros: GOOD ATMOSPHERE AND WORKING WITH GUEST IS EXCITING.
Cons: NO BENIFEITS LONG WORK HOURS WITH NO REAL TRAINING.

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Key Stats for Front of House Manager

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Front of House Manager Salaries

▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$36,000

▼5%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Front of House Manager Salaries

▼0%


National Average
$36,000



Operations Management
▼12%

Training
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 60%