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Entry-Level Restaurant Host/Hostess Salary

Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses take home approximately $8.45 per hour on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses is high. Approximately one-seventh receive medical and dental insurance and less than one-tenth get vision insurance. The vast majority (84 percent) of Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses who took the survey are female. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$15,707 - $32,149
(Median)
$16K
$20K
$32K
MEDIAN: $20,347
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$7.21 - $11.17
(Median)
$7
$8
$11
MEDIAN: $8.00
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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$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$15,707 - $32,149  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $102.89  
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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$15,210 - $24,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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
$7.21 - $11.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.95  
Overtime
$7.26 - $18.58  
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.
)
$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $102.89  
   
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).
)
$15,210 - $24,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,122

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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses include Olive Garden Restaurants, Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, and Chili's Grill & Bar. Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses flock to Darden Restaurant Group for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $18K lead the pack in compensation. Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants, T.G.I. Friday's, and Olive Garden Restaurants are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses earning around $18K, $18K, or $18K at each firm, respectively.

Pay for Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses is the lowest at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, which has a median salary of $16K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $18K. Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, Chili's Grill & Bar and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, all showing salaries around $17K.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 151 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 14% dental benefits Dental: 10%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 85%
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