A Host/Hostess earns an average wage of $8.77 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Host/Hostess Total Pay (?
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$7.37 - $12.09
(Median)
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.37 - $12.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $7.40  
Overtime
$0.00 - $16.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $205.11  
   
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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$15,411 - $26,707  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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Job Description for Host/Hostess
  • Lead customers to their tables, seat them, and manage dining flow.
  • Utilize and input information into an electronic reservation system.
  • Greet customers in person and over the phone, determine needs, and set expectations.
  • Open and close the restaurant and participate in cleaning and maintenance tasks.

Experience Affects Host/Hostess Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%
National Average
$19,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 19 votes.
Gender
Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 22% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 78%
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