Host / Hostess of Restaurant, Lounge, or Coffee Shop Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Host / Hostess of Restaurant, Lounge, or Coffee Shop is $8.56 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
Host / Hostess of Restaurant, Lounge, or Coffee Shop Total Pay (?
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$7.19 - $11.84
(Median)
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.19 - $11.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.07 - $4.51  
Overtime
$0.00 - $18.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
   
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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$15,128 - $26,889  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 156
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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.

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

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$19,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 19% dental benefits Dental: 16%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 78%
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