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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a gaming host. For example, did you know that they make an average of $10.11 an hour? That's $21,023 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 14% and produce 775,300 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Gaming Host Do

There are certain skills that many gaming hosts have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed customer-service skills, physical strength and communication skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a gaming host, we found that a lot of resumes listed 26.4% of gaming hosts included positive attitude, while 18.5% of resumes included reset, and 16.9% of resumes included game play. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the gaming host job title. But what industry to start with? Most gaming hosts actually find jobs in the hospitality and retail industries.

How To Become a Gaming Host

If you're interested in becoming a gaming host, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 44.4% of gaming hosts have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 3.5% of gaming hosts have master's degrees. Even though some gaming hosts have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a gaming host. When we researched the most common majors for a gaming host, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or high school diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on gaming host resumes include associate degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a gaming host. In fact, many gaming host jobs require experience in a role such as cashier. Meanwhile, many gaming hosts also have previous career experience in roles such as sales associate or server.

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Average Salary
$21,023
Average Salary
Job Growth Rate
14%
Job Growth Rate
Job Openings
3,776
Job Openings

Gaming Host Career Paths

Top Careers Before Gaming Host

Cashier
24.0 %
Server
8.3 %

Top Careers After Gaming Host

Cashier
20.5 %
Server
12.4 %

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Average Salary for a Gaming Host

Gaming Hosts in America make an average salary of $21,023 per year or $10 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $25,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $17,000 per year.
Average Salary
$21,023

Recently Added Salaries

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Shark Club-Plano
Shark Club-Plano
08/28/2020
08/28/2020
$31,30508/28/2020
$31,305
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Penn National Gaming
Penn National Gaming
02/20/2020
02/20/2020
$48,00002/20/2020
$48,000
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Gaming Host
Seaworld Parks & Entertainment
Seaworld Parks & Entertainment
12/17/2019
12/17/2019
$16,69612/17/2019
$16,696

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Gaming Host Demographics

Gender

male

55.2 %

female

40.3 %

unknown

4.5 %

Ethnicity

White

65.8 %

Hispanic or Latino

11.9 %

Asian

10.7 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

64.3 %

French

10.7 %

Portuguese

7.1 %
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Gaming Host Education

Majors

Degrees

Bachelors

44.4 %

High School Diploma

27.1 %

Associate

14.9 %
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Top Skills For a Gaming Host

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 26.4% of gaming hosts listed positive attitude on their resume, but soft skills such as customer-service skills and physical strength are important as well.

  • Positive Attitude, 26.4%
  • Reset, 18.5%
  • Game Play, 16.9%
  • Large Amounts, 7.1%
  • Safety Procedures, 5.4%
  • Other Skills, 25.7%
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Top Gaming Host Employers

1. Six Flags
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$23,896
Gaming Hosts Hired: 
256+
2. Busch's
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$28,735
Gaming Hosts Hired: 
52+
3. Cedar Point Communication
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$24,772
Gaming Hosts Hired: 
49+
4. SeaWorld
3.4
Avg. Salary: 
$22,845
Gaming Hosts Hired: 
30+
5. Cedar Fair
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$22,910
Gaming Hosts Hired: 
21+
6. GameWorks
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$32,908
Gaming Hosts Hired: 
13+
Updated October 2, 2020