For Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses, hourly average wages total $8.85 per hour. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Close to one-eighth receive medical and dental insurance and fewer than one in ten get vision insurance. Most Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses like their work and job satisfaction is high. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 82 percent of Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses are female. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$12,040 - $29,517
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MEDIAN: $20,134
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$7.31 - $11.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$10K$20K$30K
Salary
$12,040 - $29,517  
   
Bonus
$400.00  
Total Pay (?
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$15,489 - $25,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.31 - $11.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.74  
Overtime
$7.40 - $18.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$400.00  
   
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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$15,489 - $25,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,368

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Olive Garden Restaurants, Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants, Darden Restaurant Group, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, and Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar are among the top companies that take on many Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses. Those at IHOP can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $20K. Other big spenders include The Cheesecake Factory, Inc., Crackerbarrel, and Olive Garden Restaurants, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses see paychecks nearing $20K, $19K, or $19K.

Employees at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Denny's, and Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. can also expect below-average earnings of $17K.

Key Stats for Restaurant Host/Hostess

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 198 votes.
069
Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
4%
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 198 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 85%
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