Entry-Level Restaurant Host/Hostess Salary

The average Entry-Level Restaurant Host or Hostess can expect to rake in roughly $8.99 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by approximately one in eight, and fewer than one in ten earn vision coverage. The vast majority of Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses (81 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Most Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$12,193 - $30,201
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MEDIAN: $20,426
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$7.37 - $11.64
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$0$30K
Salary $12,193 - $30,201
Bonus $100.00
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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$15,638 - $25,458
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26
Hourly Data $0$21
Hourly Rate $7.37 - $11.64
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $4.86
Overtime $9.86 - $21.29
Annual Data $0$25K
Bonus $100.00
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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$15,638 - $25,458
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,351

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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses include Olive Garden Restaurants, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Darden Restaurant Group, Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants, and Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar. The biggest paychecks can be found at IHOP — the median salary there is $20K. Other big spenders include The Cheesecake Factory, Inc., Olive Garden Restaurants, and Darden Restaurant Group, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses see paychecks nearing $20K, $19K, or $19K.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store ($17K), Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. ($17K), and Outback Steakhouse, Inc. ($18K).

Key Stats for Restaurant Host/Hostess

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 211 votes.
Less than 1 year
27%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
4%
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 211 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 12%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 86%
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