Updated February 9, 2022
Average Host/Hostess Salary
10.92 hourly
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$22,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$17,000 yearly
$17,000
10 %
$22,000
Median
$29,000
90 %
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What is a Host/Hostess's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$29,000$2,417$14
75th Percentile$25,000$2,083$12
Average$22,704$1,892$11
25th Percentile$19,000$1,583$9
10th Percentile$17,000$1,417$8

Host/Hostess average salary by State

StateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
Alabama$21,053$10.1259
Alaska$25,198$12.1111
Arizona$23,662$11.38172
Arkansas$21,298$10.2442
California$24,982$12.01500
Colorado$21,278$10.23149
Connecticut$24,185$11.6326
Delaware$22,047$10.6020
District of Columbia$21,449$10.319
Florida$21,719$10.44483
Georgia$20,759$9.9884
Hawaii$28,698$13.8012
Idaho$20,399$9.8118
Illinois$21,655$10.41140
Indiana$21,388$10.28128
Iowa$21,364$10.2728
Kansas$21,349$10.2628
Kentucky$20,956$10.0759
Louisiana$21,709$10.4456
Maine$25,705$12.364
Maryland$21,599$10.3885
Massachusetts$25,117$12.0858
Michigan$22,661$10.8991
Minnesota$22,050$10.6053
Mississippi$21,333$10.2632
Missouri$21,209$10.2063
Montana$19,697$9.478
Nebraska$21,112$10.1518
Nevada$24,211$11.6471
New Hampshire$25,424$12.2214
New Jersey$23,104$11.11100
New Mexico$22,823$10.9725
New York$23,496$11.30148
North Carolina$20,610$9.9180
North Dakota$21,725$10.443
Ohio$21,675$10.42163
Oklahoma$21,640$10.4044
Oregon$23,060$11.0953
Pennsylvania$22,487$10.81137
Rhode Island$24,776$11.917
South Carolina$20,623$9.9158
South Dakota$20,844$10.021
Tennessee$20,891$10.0490
Texas$22,208$10.68340
Utah$21,336$10.2627
Vermont$25,583$12.306
Virginia$21,024$10.11111
Washington$21,536$10.3582
West Virginia$21,204$10.1922
Wisconsin$22,219$10.6853
Wyoming$20,388$9.805

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Average Host/Hostess Salary Over Time

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    Host/Hostess Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$22,700$10.92+3.3%
    2021$22,000$10.55+4.0%
    2020$21,100$10.13+5.6%
    2019$19,900$9.57+4.5%
    2018$19,000$9.13+4.0%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Host/Hostess Salary
    A cashier/host is responsible for facilitating the cash register processes and managing financial transactions. Cashier/hosts process reservations and online payments, respond to customers' inquiries and concerns, escalate high-level complaints, update customer's account information on the database, and perform various administrative and clerical tasks as needed. They also create comprehensive financial reports for management's review, including recommendations on cost-efficient strategies to minimize the company's loss without compromising high-quality services. A cashier/host must be analytical and communicative to maintain smooth operations and achieve the highest customer satisfaction.
    Food Runner

    Avg. salary: $23,029

    Food Runners are responsible for assisting waitstaff on serving customers at a restaurant or similar establishment. Among their duties include maintaining cleanliness in particular areas, setting tables, refilling drinks, assisting customers with everything that they need, and coordinating with the workforce in and out of the kitchen. Furthermore, Food Runners need to ensure that all deliveries are accurate according to what is ordered by a customer. It is essential to stay presentable and helpful at all times as the main priority is customer satisfaction.
    Front Desk Host

    Avg. salary: $28,726

    The front desk host is responsible for welcoming guests upon arrival. As the host, you will be required to oversee the operation of the front office. You'll manage the shifts and generally provide administrative support to hotel management. You will greet guests with enthusiasm and in a welcoming manner, seat customers, and sometimes take orders. A front desk host takes actions to correct problems, answer questions, interact with guests professionally, and complete customer transactions swiftly and with efficiency.
    Party Host

    Avg. salary: $28,794

    A party host or hostess is a professional who is hired, usually by organizations, to host or run a party or other social functions on their behalf. To work as a party host or hostess, you should be a people-person, a good communicator who can think on your feet, and a good planner. Party hosts and hostesses are akin to masters of ceremonies in social functions whose role is to provide an enjoyable atmosphere for those attending an event.
    Event Host

    Avg. salary: $23,539

    An event host utilizes their organizational and people skills in making guests feel comfortable at various events and places. Most of their time is spent standing up and walking to greet and assist guests, facilitate programs and activities, answer inquiries, and supervise staff and other services. In some situations, an event host may participate in organizing the events, from planning to execution. They typically meet with clients to identify their needs and preferences, reach out to vendors and suppliers, book venues and caterers, and resolve issues should any arise.
    Server And Hostess

    Avg. salary: $25,933

    A server and hostess is an employee who plays the dual role of both a hostess and a server. As implied by this, a server and hostess is in-charge of welcoming guests as they enter the restaurant, ensuring that the guests' tables are ready before leading them to their assigned tables, handing over the menu, and waiting for the guests to finalize their order. Once the guests are ready to order, the server and hostess takes on the server role by bringing the guests' order to the kitchen, waiting for the food to be ready, and bringing the food to the guests' table.
    Cashier/Host

    Avg. salary: $19,660

    A cashier/host is responsible for facilitating the cash register processes and managing financial transactions. Cashier/hosts process reservations and online payments, respond to customers' inquiries and concerns, escalate high-level complaints, update customer's account information on the database, and perform various administrative and clerical tasks as needed. They also create comprehensive financial reports for management's review, including recommendations on cost-efficient strategies to minimize the company's loss without compromising high-quality services. A cashier/host must be analytical and communicative to maintain smooth operations and achieve the highest customer satisfaction.

    Average Salary By Related Field

    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Food Runner$23,029$1,919$11.07185,921
    Front Desk Host$28,727$2,394$13.8175,646
    Party Host$28,795$2,400$13.8423,826
    Event Host$23,540$1,962$11.3227,890
    Server And Hostess$25,933$2,161$12.4789,148
    Cashier/Host$19,661$1,638$9.45174,149
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    Average Host/Hostess Salary by Demographic

    Host/Hostess Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $23,326
    female-income
    Female Income
    $22,735
    GenderIncome
    Male$23,326
    Female$22,735
    Median Host/Hostess Income by Race
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    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino

    Host/Hostess Income by Race

    EthnicitySalary
    White$22,791
    Black or African American$22,750
    Asian$23,036
    Hispanic or Latino$23,574
    Average Host/Hostess Salary by Education Level
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    Host/Hostess Salary by Education Level

    EducationSalary
    High School Diploma or Less$22,735
    Bachelor's Degree$24,277
    Some College/ Associate Degree$23,385