The average wage for a Host / Hostess of Restaurant, Lounge, or Coffee Shop is $9.29 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$19,200 - $40,000
(Median)
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$30K
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MEDIAN: $30,000
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$7.45 - $12.81
(Median)
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$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$30,000  
   
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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$15,496 - $30,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.45 - $12.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.86  
Overtime
$12.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
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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$15,496 - $30,358  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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Job Description for Host / Hostess of Restaurant, Lounge, or Coffee Shop

  • Answer phones and emails, take reservations, and communicate special customer needs to staff.
  • Monitor dining room and make sure tables are properly set.
  • Oversee and monitor customer traffic flow, communicate clearly, and ensure quality of experience.
  • Seat customers at clean tables, and identify special needs and concerns.

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What is it like working as a Host / Hostess of Restaurant, Lounge, or Coffee Shop?

Host / Hostess of Restaurant, Lounge, or Coffee Shop in Detroit:
"Event Director Salary Review."
Pros: Opportunities in learning fine dining. Customer services.
Cons: Hours of long standing. No real breaks.

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Experience Affects Host / Hostess of Restaurant, Lounge, or Coffee Shop Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$20,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 22%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
medical benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 78%
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