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Entry-Level Restaurant Host/Hostess Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses lies in the neighborhood of $8.43 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The vast majority of Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses (84 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Roughly one in seven have medical and dental plans, and less than one-tenth have vision insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$15,707 - $32,149
(Median)
$16K
$20K
$32K
MEDIAN: $20,347
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90%

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$7.21 - $11.29
(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$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$15,707 - $32,149  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $102.62  
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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$15,169 - $25,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 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 - $11.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10 - $5.12  
Overtime
$7.62 - $18.68  
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 - $102.62  
   
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).
)
$15,169 - $25,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,114

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Olive Garden Restaurants, Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Chili's Grill & Bar, and Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Darden Restaurant Group offers the most; Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses earn $18K on average there. Also paying near the top of the field are Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants at $18K, T.G.I. Friday's at $18K, and Olive Garden Restaurants, where Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses annually earn $17K.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store offers the least pay with a median salary of $16K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $18K. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, Chili's Grill & Bar, and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. Those companies pay a median salary of $17K.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

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