Entry-Level Restaurant Host/Hostess Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses lies in the neighborhood of $9.00 per hour. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses (81 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The majority of Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses claim high levels of job satisfaction. Close to one-eighth have medical and dental plans, and less than one in ten have vision insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$12,080 - $32,686
$12K
$20K
$33K
MEDIAN: $20,402
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$7.32 - $11.57
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MEDIAN: $8.90
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$0$32K
Salary $12,080 - $32,686
Bonus $12.18 - $596
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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$15,509 - $25,357
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 46
Hourly Data $0$19
Hourly Rate $7.32 - $11.57
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $4.67
Overtime $7.33 - $19.16
Annual Data $0$25K
Bonus $12.18 - $596
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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$15,509 - $25,357
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,130

Restaurant Host/Hostess Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Restaurant Host/Hostess


Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses flock to Olive Garden Restaurants, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Darden Restaurant Group, Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants, and Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Those at IHOP can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $20K. Also paying near the top of the field are The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. at $20K, Olive Garden Restaurants at $19K, and Darden Restaurant Group, where Entry-Level Restaurant Hosts and Hostesses annually earn $19K.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store ($17K), Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. ($17K), and Outback Steakhouse, Inc. ($18K).

Key Stats for Restaurant Host/Hostess

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 299 votes.
Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 299 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 85%