Entry-Level Restaurant Host/Hostess Salary

Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses can expect to earn an average of $8.44 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Female Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Roughly one in seven receive medical and dental insurance and less than 10 percent get vision plans. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$14,100 - $36,100
(Median)
$14K
$20K
$36K
MEDIAN: $20,000
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$7.22 - $11.01
(Median)
$7
$8
$11
MEDIAN: $8.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$14,100 - $36,100  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $101.51  
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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$15,239 - $24,694  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.22 - $11.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $5.05  
Overtime
$7.20 - $18.44  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $101.51  
   
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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$15,239 - $24,694  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,183
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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, Chili's Grill & Bar, and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. 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. Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses can also look forward to large paychecks at Darden Restaurant Group ($18K), Olive Garden Restaurants ($18K), and Chili's Grill & Bar ($18K).

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. Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc, and Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $17K for all three.

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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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