Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
341,400 1.0 % $9.41 $19,570 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.79 $8.27 $8.93 $10.10 $12.28
Annual Wage (2) $16,200 $17,210 $18,580 $21,010 $25,550


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)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 300,810 3.37 $9.27 $19,280
Traveler Accommodation 16,350 0.94 $10.95 $22,780
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5,050 1.44 $9.84 $20,470
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,420 0.32 $10.51 $21,860
Special Food Services 3,390 0.57 $9.64 $20,040

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 300,810 3.37 $9.27 $19,280
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5,050 1.44 $9.84 $20,470
Traveler Accommodation 16,350 0.94 $10.95 $22,780
Gambling Industries 1,070 0.84 $10.00 $20,790
Special Food Services 3,390 0.57 $9.64 $20,040

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 180 0.01 $12.85 $26,720
Support Activities for Air Transportation 60 0.04 $12.11 $25,180
Beverage Manufacturing 190 0.11 $11.75 $24,430
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events (8) (8) $11.54 $23,990
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 120 0.01 $11.21 $23,320


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 37,130 2.60 0.99 $9.77 $20,320
Texas 27,110 2.56 0.98 $8.85 $18,400
Florida 22,920 3.15 1.20 $9.76 $20,300
Ohio 16,110 3.19 1.22 $8.79 $18,280
New York 15,810 1.85 0.71 $11.08 $23,040




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)
Hawaii 3,120 5.30 2.02 $11.32 $23,540
Nevada 5,780 5.13 1.96 $11.79 $24,530
Delaware 1,580 3.90 1.49 $8.54 $17,760
Colorado 7,860 3.53 1.35 $9.28 $19,310
South Carolina 5,800 3.23 1.23 $8.67 $18,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,970 3.02 1.15 $11.88 $24,720
Nevada 5,780 5.13 1.96 $11.79 $24,530
Hawaii 3,120 5.30 2.02 $11.32 $23,540
New York 15,810 1.85 0.71 $11.08 $23,040
Massachusetts 7,820 2.44 0.93 $10.96 $22,800





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,740 1.69 0.65 $12.42 $25,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,410 2.17 0.83 $9.61 $19,990
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 8,390 2.31 0.88 $10.01 $20,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 7,090 3.14 1.20 $9.14 $19,020
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 6,650 2.52 0.96 $9.14 $19,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,330 2.70 1.03 $10.13 $21,070
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 5,720 3.31 1.26 $9.74 $20,270
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,070 2.42 0.92 $8.79 $18,280
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 5,010 3.55 1.35 $9.97 $20,740
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 4,890 3.97 1.51 $9.22 $19,180