Bar Host Statistics in the US

The average employee age for bar hosts is 22 years. The bar host workforce reached a whopping 11,099 in 2020!

Among bar hosts, we discovered that 30.1% of them are women, while 65.7% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among bar hosts is White, which makes up 63.4% of all bar hosts. Comparatively, there are 18.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 8.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Bar hosts are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, bar hosts are more likely to find a job in the hospitality industry.

From where do we know all information about bar host demographics? We analyzed 578 bar hosts resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Bar Host Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as bar hosts. Keep reading to find out what the results for bar hosts were.

Bar Host Gender Ratio

Among bar hosts, 30.1% of them are women compared to 65.7% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 65.7%
  • Female, 30.1%
  • Unknown, 4.2%

Bar Host Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among bar hosts is White, which makes up 63.4% of all bar hosts. Comparatively, there are 18.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 8.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 63.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 18.3%
  • Black or African American, 8.6%
  • Asian, 5.7%
  • Unknown, 3.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Bar Hosts

The chart below shows that 62.5% of bar hosts speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 12.5% and Hungarian is the third-most popular at 6.3%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 62.5%
  • French, 12.5%
  • Hungarian, 6.3%
  • Turkish, 6.3%
  • German, 6.3%
  • Other, 6.1%

Bar Host Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among bar hosts.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Bar Host Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the bar host position over time.

Male
Female
21%
18%
15%
12%
9%
6%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Bar Host Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of bar hosts changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of bar hosts based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Bar Host

By looking over 578 bar hosts resumes, we figured out that the average bar host enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 40%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Bar Host Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of bar host employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of bar hosts is 20-30 years old, which represents 42% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Bar Hosts with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, bus boy and banquet houseman have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Lunchroom Worker7%93%
Lead Hostess9%86%
Bar Hostess10%86%
Bar Host66%30%
Dish Machine Operator85%13%
Banquet Houseman88%7%
Bus Boy90%7%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Bus Boy
Banquet Houseman
Dish Machine Operator
Bar Host
Bar Hostess
Lead Hostess
Lunchroom Worker
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Bar Hosts with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to bar hosts.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Utility Aide7.11%
Mini Bar Attendant7.39%
Bar Host8.08%
Deli Cook8.79%
Food And Beverage Server9.75%
Food Service Attendant11.55%
Cooking Chef14.60%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Bar Host?

male-income
Male Income
$21,353
female-income
Female Income
$21,314

Bar Host Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Hispanic or Latino men and Hispanic or Latino women make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$21,648
$21,553
$21,458
$21,363
$21,268
$21,173
$21,078
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Bar Host Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$21,513
Some College/ Associate Degree$22,130
Master's Degree$22,608
Bachelor's Degree$22,675

Bar Host Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$23,426
$23,050
$22,675
$22,299
$21,924
$21,548
$21,173
$20,797
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Bar Host Heatmaps

Where Are Bar Hosts Located?

By looking through more than 578 resumes, we found that the most popular places for bar hosts are NV, Las Vegas and NY, New York.

Number of Bar Hosts

Where Are Bar Hosts In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country bar hosts are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Bar Host Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ bar hosts. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most bar hosts is the hospitality industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire bar hosts.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Bar Host Work In

Employees with the bar host job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most bar hosts prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Private

Public

Government

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ bar hosts. Those industries include hospitality, retail and manufacturing.

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Hospitality

Retail

Fortune 500

Manufacturing

Professional

Bar Host Jobs