Host/Hostess Salary

A Host/Hostess earns an average wage of $9.18 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

$16,289 - $37,313
$16K
$24K
$37K
MEDIAN: $23,802
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50%
90%

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$7.48 - $12.65
$7
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.26
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$0$37K
Salary $16,289 - $37,313
Bonus $50.87
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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$15,814 - $27,937
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 15
Hourly Data $0$17
Hourly Rate $7.48 - $12.65
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $4.15
Overtime $7.72 - $17.87
Annual Data $0$27K
Bonus $50.87
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).
)
$15,814 - $27,937
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 351

Job Description for Host/Hostess

Hosts and hostesses generally work at a restaurant and greet all of the customers who want to sit down and eat. The host or hostess has the job of finding the correct table for their customers. Often, they also provide menus and inform customers of any specials the restaurant may have that day. Aside from seating customers, they may take their payment when they leave. Additionally, when the restaurant is busy or conflicts arise, the host or hostess must be able to effectively resolve issues in an effective, efficient manner.

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Host/Hostess Tasks

  • Greet customers in person and over the phone, determine needs, and set expectations.
  • Open and close the restaurant and participate in cleaning and maintenance tasks.
  • Lead customers to their tables, seat them, and manage dining flow.
  • Utilize and input information into an electronic reservation system.

Host/Hostess Job Listings

Host/Hostess Reviews

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

Host/Hostess in Houston:
"Ppdx."
Pros: I've met some great people and have learned guest experience.
Cons: Managers show favoritism and mix business with pleasure.

Key Stats for Host/Hostess

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

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Experience Affects Host/Hostess Salaries

Experienced
▲23%

Mid-Career
▲19%

National Average
$20,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 77%