Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
372,670 1.0 % $9.59 $19,940 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.88 $8.36 $9.00 $10.32 $12.65
Annual Wage (2) $16,400 $17,400 $18,720 $21,460 $26,300


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 331,430 3.44 $9.44 $19,630
Traveler Accommodation 16,540 0.89 $11.31 $23,530
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5,230 1.44 $10.43 $21,690
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,740 0.32 $10.43 $21,690
Special Food Services 3,450 0.54 $10.13 $21,070

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 331,430 3.44 $9.44 $19,630
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5,230 1.44 $10.43 $21,690
Traveler Accommodation 16,540 0.89 $11.31 $23,530
Gambling Industries 2,220 0.84 $10.26 $21,340
Special Food Services 3,450 0.54 $10.13 $21,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 210 0.17 $12.71 $26,440
Elementary and Secondary Schools 70 (7) $12.23 $25,440
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,060 0.13 $12.04 $25,050
Civic and Social Organizations 230 0.06 $11.75 $24,440
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing (8) (8) $11.44 $23,790


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 43,200 2.86 1.04 $9.93 $20,650
Texas 33,590 2.99 1.08 $8.88 $18,480
Florida 25,800 3.37 1.22 $10.18 $21,170
New York 18,420 2.09 0.76 $11.04 $22,970
Pennsylvania 14,660 2.59 0.94 $9.90 $20,600



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 3,490 5.71 2.07 $11.30 $23,510
Nevada 6,030 5.07 1.84 $12.37 $25,730
Delaware 1,710 4.04 1.47 $9.11 $18,950
Colorado 9,240 3.90 1.42 $10.14 $21,080
New Hampshire 2,280 3.64 1.32 $9.48 $19,720



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 6,030 5.07 1.84 $12.37 $25,730
Vermont 680 2.26 0.82 $11.37 $23,650
Hawaii 3,490 5.71 2.07 $11.30 $23,510
Washington 6,870 2.37 0.86 $11.21 $23,310
Massachusetts 9,440 2.84 1.03 $11.17 $23,230




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 12,160 3.00 1.09 $10.31 $21,440
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,680 1.98 0.72 $11.85 $24,660
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 9,160 2.44 0.89 $10.07 $20,950
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 9,090 3.20 1.16 $8.93 $18,560
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,240 3.45 1.25 $8.62 $17,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 7,350 3.09 1.12 $10.10 $21,020
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 6,020 3.36 1.22 $11.40 $23,710
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 5,810 3.18 1.15 $9.70 $20,170
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,770 2.58 0.93 $9.30 $19,340
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 5,470 4.12 1.50 $10.18 $21,160