Entry-Level Restaurant Host/Hostess Salary

Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses pull down an average of $8.46 per hour. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. One in seven get medical and dental insurance, and less than one-tenth get vision plans, too. The vast majority of Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses (85 percent) who responded to the survey are women. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$14,544 - $32,149

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$7.23 - $11.06

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$14,544 - $32,149  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $100.40  
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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$15,250 - $24,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.23 - $11.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.98  
Overtime
$4.06 - $18.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $100.40  
   
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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$15,250 - $24,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,197
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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses include Olive Garden Restaurants, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc, and Darden Restaurant Group. Pay for Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses is best at T.G.I. Friday's, which offers a median salary of $18K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $13K to $21K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Olive Garden Restaurants, Chili's Grill & Bar, and Darden Restaurant Group, where earnings of $18K, $18K, or $17K are standard for Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $15K to just $18K — but Cracker Barrel Old Country Store offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $16K. Employees at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants, and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc can also expect below-average earnings of $17K.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 150 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 14% dental benefits Dental: 10%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 84%
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