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Entry-Level Restaurant Host/Hostess Salary (United States)

Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses take home approximately $8.36 per hour on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses. The vast majority of Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses (83 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Around one in eight enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and fewer than one in ten get vision benefits. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Entry-Level Restaurant Host/Hostess Salary (?
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$13,809 - $32,488
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $18,240
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Entry-Level Restaurant Host/Hostess Salary (?
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$7.19 - $11.30
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$13,809 - $32,488  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $117.15  
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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$15,125 - $25,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.19 - $11.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.18 - $5.61  
Overtime
$8.03 - $18.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $117.15  
   
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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$15,125 - $25,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,119
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Restaurant Host/Hostess

Olive Garden Restaurants, Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc, and T.G.I. Friday's are top-notch employers for Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses in this area. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Darden Restaurant Group offers the most; Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses earn $19K on average there.
With a median salary of $16K, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store provides Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $18K, limiting employee salary growth.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Washington
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Chicago
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Seattle
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Orlando
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Houston
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National Average
$18,000
Cincinnati
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San Antonio
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For Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+17 percent), Washington (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), and Chicago (+16 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Antonio, which sits 6 percent below the national average.
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 13% dental benefits Dental: 10%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 85%