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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
Industry profile for Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
Geographic profile for Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop

National estimates for Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
316,700 1.5 % $ 11.92 $ 24,800 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 8.55 $ 9.46 $ 11.48 $ 13.54 $ 15.56
Annual Wage (2) $ 17,780 $ 19,670 $ 23,880 $ 28,170 $ 32,360


Industry profile for Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 276,810 3.07 $ 11.78 $ 24,490
Traveler Accommodation 13,670 0.90 $ 13.63 $ 28,340
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 6,010 2.12 $ 12.47 $ 25,940
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 4,370 0.43 $ 11.67 $ 24,270
Special Food Services 2,640 0.47 $ 13.10 $ 27,240

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 276,810 3.07 $ 11.78 $ 24,490
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 6,010 2.12 $ 12.47 $ 25,940
Gambling Industries 2,420 1.42 $ 12.26 $ 25,490
Amusement Parks and Arcades 1,300 1.04 $ 13.63 $ 28,340
Traveler Accommodation 13,670 0.90 $ 13.63 $ 28,340

Top paying industries for Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 50 0.42 $ 15.76 $ 32,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,620 0.03 $ 14.23 $ 29,610
Performing Arts Companies 290 0.28 $ 14.05 $ 29,220
Amusement Parks and Arcades 1,300 1.04 $ 13.63 $ 28,340
Traveler Accommodation 13,670 0.90 $ 13.63 $ 28,340


Geographic profile for Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 36,230 2.20 0.97 $ 14.89 $ 30,970
Florida 27,530 3.26 1.43 $ 11.38 $ 23,680
Texas 23,100 1.91 0.84 $ 10.45 $ 21,740
Georgia 13,410 3.11 1.37 $ 9.72 $ 20,220
New York 12,720 1.46 0.64 $ 15.47 $ 32,180




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 2,490 4.35 1.91 $ 17.14 $ 35,650
Nevada 4,420 3.54 1.55 $ 13.12 $ 27,300
Florida 27,530 3.26 1.43 $ 11.38 $ 23,680
South Carolina 6,460 3.21 1.41 $ 9.79 $ 20,370
Georgia 13,410 3.11 1.37 $ 9.72 $ 20,220




Top paying states for Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 2,490 4.35 1.91 $ 17.14 $ 35,650
District of Columbia 1,490 2.17 0.95 $ 16.74 $ 34,830
Washington 6,520 2.04 0.90 $ 16.50 $ 34,310
New York 12,720 1.46 0.64 $ 15.47 $ 32,180
Massachusetts 7,160 2.14 0.94 $ 14.92 $ 31,040





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 13,970 2.40 1.05 $ 14.52 $ 30,190
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 13,650 1.54 0.68 $ 15.44 $ 32,120
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,760 2.24 0.98 $ 12.01 $ 24,970
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,240 3.13 1.38 $ 9.94 $ 20,680
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,210 2.01 0.88 $ 10.37 $ 21,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,700 2.22 0.97 $ 12.43 $ 25,850
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,690 3.17 1.39 $ 13.62 $ 28,320
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 6,630 2.64 1.16 $ 11.88 $ 24,700
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,940 2.00 0.88 $ 10.64 $ 22,130
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,750 2.21 0.97 $ 14.82 $ 30,830




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 1,250 8.08 3.55 $ 10.05 $ 20,890
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 550 7.36 3.23 $ 11.73 $ 24,390
Rome, GA 260 7.12 3.13 $ 9.19 $ 19,110
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 500 6.83 3.00 $ 10.53 $ 21,900
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 910 6.41 2.82 $ 8.82 $ 18,350
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 2,150 6.27 2.75 $ 9.08 $ 18,890
Flagstaff, AZ 360 6.26 2.75 $ 14.73 $ 30,650
Athens-Clarke County, GA 520 6.10 2.68 $ 9.97 $ 20,740
Panama City, FL 460 6.05 2.66 $ 15.23 $ 31,680
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 400 5.97 2.62 $ 17.95 $ 37,330