Entry-Level Restaurant Host/Hostess Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses is around $8.86 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 82 percent. Nearly one in eight report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and less than one-tenth collect vision insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$12,020 - $30,270
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MEDIAN: $20,168
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$7.33 - $11.40
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MEDIAN: $8.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$12,020 - $30,270  
   
Bonus
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$15,542 - $25,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.33 - $11.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.84  
Overtime
$7.40 - $19.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$500  
   
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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$15,542 - $25,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,338

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Dominating the field, Olive Garden Restaurants, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Darden Restaurant Group, Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants, and Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, IHOP offers the most; Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses earn $20K on average there. Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses can also look forward to large paychecks at The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. ($20K), Olive Garden Restaurants ($19K), and Darden Restaurant Group ($19K).

Employees at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., and Outback Steakhouse, Inc. can also expect below-average earnings of $17K, $17K, and $18K.

Key Stats for Restaurant Host/Hostess

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 185 votes.
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 185 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 85%