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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
416,950 1.2 % $11.18 $23,260 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.37 $9.18 $10.65 $12.15 $14.71
Annual Wage (2) $17,410 $19,090 $22,160 $25,280 $30,590


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 367,800 3.44 $11.04 $22,960
Traveler Accommodation 18,710 0.94 $12.88 $26,790
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 7,790 1.99 $11.67 $24,280
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 4,330 0.33 $11.18 $23,260
Special Food Services 3,590 0.50 $12.03 $25,020

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 367,800 3.44 $11.04 $22,960
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 7,790 1.99 $11.67 $24,280
Gambling Industries 2,350 1.00 (8) (8)
Traveler Accommodation 18,710 0.94 $12.88 $26,790
Special Food Services 3,590 0.50 $12.03 $25,020

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) $19.80 $41,170
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 80 0.47 $14.07 $29,270
Civic and Social Organizations 310 0.08 $14.01 $29,140
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 90 (7) $13.99 $29,100
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 170 0.11 $13.62 $28,330


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 50,090 2.95 1.02 $12.91 $26,850
Texas 36,310 3.00 1.04 $10.20 $21,220
Florida 32,720 3.80 1.32 $11.59 $24,110
New York 19,950 2.13 0.74 $13.65 $28,400
Ohio 15,780 2.91 1.01 $9.80 $20,390




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 3,400 5.30 1.84 $15.41 $32,050
Nevada 5,510 4.09 1.42 $13.04 $27,120
Colorado 10,720 4.09 1.42 $12.24 $25,450
Florida 32,720 3.80 1.32 $11.59 $24,110
Delaware 1,620 3.62 1.26 $9.54 $19,850




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 3,400 5.30 1.84 $15.41 $32,050
District of Columbia 2,260 3.18 1.10 $14.63 $30,420
Washington 8,600 2.64 0.92 $14.01 $29,130
Massachusetts 10,450 2.93 1.02 $13.68 $28,440
New York 19,950 2.13 0.74 $13.65 $28,400





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-Anaheim, CA 20,570 3.36 1.17 $12.32 $25,630
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 20,200 2.13 0.74 $13.50 $28,070
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 12,010 2.59 0.90 $11.33 $23,560
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 11,740 3.29 1.14 $10.07 $20,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 9,410 3.00 1.04 $11.86 $24,670
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 9,040 3.49 1.21 $11.61 $24,150
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 8,620 2.89 1.00 $10.58 $22,000
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 8,570 3.10 1.08 $13.73 $28,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,330 3.11 1.08 $9.71 $20,200
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 8,100 2.84 0.99 $10.98 $22,840