Entry-Level Restaurant Host/Hostess Salary

For Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses, hourly average wages total $8.61 per hour. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses claim high levels of job satisfaction. Around one in seven get medical and dental insurance, and less than one-tenth get vision plans, too. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 84 percent of Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses are female. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$12,307 - $30,662
(Median)
$12K
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$31K
MEDIAN: $20,168
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$7.26 - $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$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$12,307 - $30,662  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $100.67  
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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$15,328 - $25,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.26 - $11.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $5.07  
Overtime
$4.41 - $18.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $100.67  
   
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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$15,328 - $25,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,420
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Olive Garden Restaurants, Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, and Chili's Grill & Bar are all popular places to work. Employees at Olive Garden Restaurants enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $18K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $15K and higher ones not far away at only $22K. Soaring salaries can also be found at T.G.I. Friday's, Chili's Grill & Bar, and Darden Restaurant Group, where earnings of $18K, $18K, or $18K are standard for Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $16K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $17K and scope of pay is rather limited. Also approaching the lower end are Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. at $17K, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar at $17K, and Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants at $18K.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

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