Median pay for Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses is around $8.81 per hour. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Close to an eighth receive medical and dental insurance and less than one-tenth get vision insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses who took the survey — 82 percent to be exact. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$12,020 - $29,590
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $20,273
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$7.30 - $11.25
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$7
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MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$10K$20K$30K
Salary
$12,020 - $29,590  
   
Bonus
$400.00  
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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$15,460 - $25,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.30 - $11.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.80  
Overtime
$7.36 - $18.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$400.00  
   
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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$15,460 - $25,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,315
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Olive Garden Restaurants, Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, Darden Restaurant Group, and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store are among the top companies that take on many Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses. The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $21K. Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses will also find cushy salaries at IHOP (+$19K), Darden Restaurant Group (+$19K), and Crackerbarrel (+$19K).

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store ($16K), Denny's ($17K), and Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. ($17K).

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 178 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
medical benefits
Vision: 8%
dental benefits
None: 84%
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