Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop

Welcome patrons, seat them at tables or in lounge, and help ensure quality of facilities and service.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
329,070 1.1 % $9.45 $19,660 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.73 $8.25 $8.92 $10.16 $12.35
Annual Wage (2) $16,070 $17,150 $18,560 $21,130 $25,690


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Full-Service Restaurants 280,810 6.17 $9.32 $19,380
Traveler Accommodation 16,080 0.95 $11.06 $23,010
Limited-Service Eating Places 9,500 0.23 $9.20 $19,140
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 4,760 1.37 $9.64 $20,040
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,320 0.31 $10.58 $22,010

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Full-Service Restaurants 280,810 6.17 $9.32 $19,380
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 4,760 1.37 $9.64 $20,040
Traveler Accommodation 16,080 0.95 $11.06 $23,010
Gambling Industries 1,120 0.85 $9.86 $20,500
Special Food Services 2,660 0.46 $9.99 $20,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 190 0.01 $12.60 $26,200
Support Activities for Air Transportation 50 0.03 $11.59 $24,100
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 50 0.11 $11.08 $23,040
Traveler Accommodation 16,080 0.95 $11.06 $23,010
Spectator Sports 400 0.31 $11.02 $22,930


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 37,200 2.65 1.03 $9.80 $20,380
Texas 25,820 2.51 0.98 $8.84 $18,390
Florida 22,630 3.16 1.23 $9.39 $19,530
Ohio 16,060 3.23 1.26 $8.65 $18,000
New York 14,650 1.74 0.68 $11.19 $23,260




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 5,750 5.17 2.01 $11.89 $24,730
Hawaii 2,560 4.43 1.73 $11.57 $24,060
Delaware 1,590 3.94 1.54 $8.45 $17,580
Colorado 7,690 3.53 1.38 $9.33 $19,400
Arizona 8,090 3.40 1.33 $9.47 $19,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 5,750 5.17 2.01 $11.89 $24,730
District of Columbia 1,720 2.66 1.04 $11.80 $24,540
Hawaii 2,560 4.43 1.73 $11.57 $24,060
Massachusetts 7,840 2.48 0.97 $11.55 $24,020
New York 14,650 1.74 0.68 $11.19 $23,260





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,360 2.19 0.85 $9.67 $20,110
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,960 1.57 0.61 $12.45 $25,900
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 7,530 2.10 0.82 $10.19 $21,190
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 6,070 2.38 0.93 $8.95 $18,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,940 2.66 1.04 $9.37 $19,480
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,850 2.53 0.99 $10.85 $22,580
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 5,840 3.44 1.34 $9.70 $20,190
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 5,390 3.89 1.52 $9.95 $20,700
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,140 2.52 0.98 $8.78 $18,260
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 4,630 5.75 2.24 $12.55 $26,110