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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
423,380 1.4 % $11.54 $24,010 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.46 $9.27 $11.10 $12.67 $15.17
Annual Wage (2) $17,600 $19,290 $23,090 $26,350 $31,560


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 371,950 3.44 $11.39 $23,690
Traveler Accommodation 19,450 0.95 $13.25 $27,560
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 8,660 2.18 $12.33 $25,640
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 4,630 0.34 $11.65 $24,220
Special Food Services 3,030 0.41 $12.54 $26,080

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 371,950 3.44 $11.39 $23,690
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 8,660 2.18 $12.33 $25,640
Gambling Industries 2,670 1.18 $11.64 $24,220
Traveler Accommodation 19,450 0.95 $13.25 $27,560
Amusement Parks and Arcades 1,700 0.78 $12.32 $25,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services (8) (8) $18.52 $38,510
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 80 0.48 $14.77 $30,730
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,070 0.11 $13.97 $29,050
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,650 0.03 $13.50 $28,080
Real Estate 300 0.02 $13.41 $27,900


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 47,330 2.72 0.94 $13.60 $28,280
Florida 35,310 4.02 1.39 $11.82 $24,590
Texas 32,980 2.65 0.92 $10.34 $21,500
New York 19,580 2.06 0.71 $14.42 $29,980
North Carolina 17,500 3.92 1.36 $9.76 $20,310




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 3,270 5.14 1.78 $16.94 $35,240
Nevada 5,930 4.26 1.48 $12.91 $26,850
Delaware 1,850 4.09 1.42 $10.00 $20,790
Florida 35,310 4.02 1.39 $11.82 $24,590
Colorado 10,520 3.93 1.36 $12.87 $26,760




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 3,270 5.14 1.78 $16.94 $35,240
District of Columbia 2,330 3.23 1.12 $15.66 $32,570
Washington 9,100 2.74 0.95 $14.91 $31,010
New York 19,580 2.06 0.71 $14.42 $29,980
Massachusetts 10,120 2.80 0.97 $14.32 $29,790





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 20,090 2.08 0.72 $14.27 $29,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 17,790 2.85 0.99 $13.18 $27,420
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 13,590 2.91 1.01 $11.56 $24,050
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 11,350 3.10 1.08 $10.12 $21,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 9,900 3.61 1.25 $9.96 $20,710
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 9,120 3.45 1.20 $11.47 $23,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 9,010 2.84 0.98 $12.49 $25,980
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 8,240 2.95 1.02 $14.32 $29,790
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 7,940 2.76 0.96 $10.80 $22,460
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 7,890 3.72 1.29 $12.82 $26,660