These Are The 10 States With The Highest Hostess Salaries For 2017

We used the most recent data to determine the states that pay hostesss the best.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings, Salaries - 3 months ago




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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do hostesses get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for hostesses by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for hostesses by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for hostesses after this adjustment? That would be Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Nevada
  2. Wyoming
  3. Washington
  4. Illinois
  5. Minnesota
  6. Mississippi
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Michigan
  9. Texas
  10. Nebraska

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

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How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for hostesses from the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $24350, so our index value would be:

$24,350 * (100 / 135.9) = $17,917

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for hostesses.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

Detailed List Of Hostess Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Nevada $25,440 $26,280 103.3
2 Wyoming $23,736 $21,790 91.8
3 Washington $22,956 $24,150 105.2
4 Illinois $22,790 $21,560 94.6
5 Minnesota $22,688 $22,870 100.8
6 Mississippi $22,549 $19,370 85.9
7 Oklahoma $22,533 $20,100 89.2
8 Michigan $22,348 $19,890 89.0
9 Texas $22,315 $20,240 90.7
10 Nebraska $22,314 $20,440 91.6
11 Utah $22,161 $20,610 93.0
12 Florida $22,065 $21,690 98.3
13 Arkansas $22,009 $19,170 87.1
14 Missouri $21,659 $19,580 90.4
15 Vermont $21,420 $25,940 121.1
16 Tennessee $21,118 $18,880 89.4
17 Ohio $21,098 $19,790 93.8
18 New Mexico $21,077 $20,340 96.5
19 Kansas $21,056 $18,930 89.9
20 Indiana $21,050 $18,840 89.5
21 West Virginia $20,963 $19,580 93.4
22 Arizona $20,938 $20,520 98.0
23 Idaho $20,922 $19,270 92.1
24 Colorado $20,828 $21,620 103.8
25 North Carolina $20,553 $19,300 93.9
26 Iowa $20,538 $18,690 91.0
27 North Dakota $20,271 $20,150 99.4
28 Pennsylvania $20,246 $20,530 101.4
29 Georgia $20,207 $18,470 91.4
30 South Dakota $20,192 $20,940 103.7
31 Virginia $20,188 $20,350 100.8
32 Kentucky $20,176 $18,260 90.5
33 Alabama $19,945 $18,190 91.2
34 Montana $19,652 $19,810 100.8
35 Louisiana $19,620 $18,600 94.8
36 South Carolina $19,566 $19,410 99.2
37 Wisconsin $19,483 $18,860 96.8
38 New Jersey $19,376 $23,620 121.9
39 Oregon $19,169 $22,160 115.6
40 Delaware $19,063 $19,330 101.4
41 New York $18,984 $24,870 131.0
42 Massachusetts $18,755 $25,020 133.4
43 Rhode Island $18,699 $22,570 120.7
44 Maine $17,924 $19,860 110.8
45 California $17,917 $24,350 135.9
46 Connecticut $17,846 $22,790 127.7
47 Alaska $17,772 $23,300 131.1
48 New Hampshire $17,606 $20,600 117.0
49 Maryland $17,035 $21,380 125.5
50 Hawaii $14,830 $24,900 167.9

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