A Restaurant Host/Hostess earns an average wage of C$11.11 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

C$9.96 - C$13.32
C$10
C$11
C$13
MEDIAN: C$11.07
10%
50%
90%
Hourly Data C$0C$13
Hourly Rate C$9.96 - C$13.32
Hourly Tips C$0.11 - C$4.02
Overtime C$13.68
Annual Data C$0C$29K
Profit Sharing C$200
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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C$21,006 - C$29,959
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 210

Job Description for Restaurant Host/Hostess

Many different categories of restaurant employ host and hostesses. Typical job responsibilities of a restaurant host or hostess include greeting and welcoming the customer upon entry to the restaurant, as well as seating customers at the first available table and keeping an accurate and organized waiting list. They also must give customers an accurate expectation of how long they will wait to be seated.

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Restaurant Host/Hostess Tasks

  • Greet customers and answer questions about timing, menus, and the restaurant.
  • Provide information about specials and changes to the menu.
  • Assist staff with maintaining a clean and efficient restaurant.
  • Answer the phones and email and take reservations.
  • Seat customers at available tables and provide the menu.

Restaurant Host/Hostess Job Listings

Restaurant Host/Hostess Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Restaurant Host/Hostess?

Restaurant Host/Hostess in Oakville:
"Enjoyable, busy, stressful when we have waitlists."
Pros: I enjoy the people I work with. Almost no conflict.
Cons: Misunderstanding about who does what when it comes to certain tasks.

Restaurant Host/Hostess in Barrie:
"Hostess."
Pros: Fun.
Cons: Late hours.

Restaurant Host/Hostess in Toronto:
"Good."
Pros: Flexibility.
Cons: Environment.

Key Stats for Restaurant Host/Hostess

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Restaurant Host/Hostess Salaries

Mid-Career
▲7%

▼0%

National Average
C$24,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 90%