Host/Hostess Statistics in the US

The average employee age for host/hostesses is 22 years. The host/hostess workforce reached a whopping 418,602 in 2020!

Among host/hostesses, we discovered that 76.8% of them are women, while 18.2% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among host/hostesses is White, which makes up 59.1% of all host/hostesses. Comparatively, there are 19.6% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Host/hostesses are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, host/hostesses are more likely to find a job in the hospitality industry.

From where do we know all information about host/hostess demographics? We analyzed 1,247 host/hostesses 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.

Host/Hostess Diversity

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

Host/Hostess Gender Ratio

Among host/hostesses, 76.8% of them are women compared to 18.2% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 76.8%
  • Male, 18.2%
  • Unknown, 5.0%

Host/Hostess Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among host/hostesses is White, which makes up 59.1% of all host/hostesses. Comparatively, there are 19.6% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 59.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 19.4%
  • Black or African American, 11.6%
  • Asian, 6.2%
  • Unknown, 3.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Host/Hostesss

The chart below shows that 58.5% of host/hostesses speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 9.4% and Portuguese is the third-most popular at 5.7%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 58.5%
  • French, 9.4%
  • Portuguese, 5.7%
  • Italian, 5.7%
  • German, 1.9%
  • Other, 18.8%

Host/Hostess 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 host/hostesses.

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

Host/Hostess Gender Over Time

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


Host/Hostess 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 host/hostesses changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of host/hostesses based on ethnicity and gender.


Number Of Years On The Job For Host/Hostess

By looking over 1,247 host/hostesses resumes, we figured out that the average host/hostess enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 50%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Host/Hostess Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of host/hostess employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of host/hostesses 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 Host/Hostesss 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
Lunchroom Worker7%93%
Lead Hostess9%86%
Bar Hostess10%86%
Dish Machine Operator85%13%
Banquet Houseman88%7%
Bus Boy90%7%
Bus Boy
Banquet Houseman
Dish Machine Operator
Bar Hostess
Lead Hostess
Lunchroom Worker

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Host/Hostesss 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 host/hostesses.

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Job Titleascdesc
Cook/Server Dishwasher7.11%
Banquet Set Up Person7.39%
Cook Supervisor8.79%
Deli Associate11.55%
Chef Manager14.60%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Host/Hostess?

Male Income
Female Income

Host/Hostess 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
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Host/Hostess 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
High School Diploma or Less$22,105
Some College/ Associate Degree$22,963
Master's Degree$23,634
Bachelor's Degree$23,728

Host/Hostess 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
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Host/Hostess Heatmaps

Where Do Host/Hostesses Earn The Most?

The map here shows where host/hostesses earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Host/Hostesses Located?

By looking through more than 1,247 resumes, we found that the most popular places for host/hostesses are FL, Orlando and NY, New York.

Number of Host/Hostesses

Where Are Host/Hostesses In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country host/hostesses are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Host/Hostess Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire host/hostesses.

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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 Host/Hostess Work In

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

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Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ host/hostesses. Those industries include hospitality, health care and retail.

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Health Care

Fortune 500



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