Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
414,540 1.2 % $10.72 $22,290 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.28 $9.01 $10.06 $11.68 $14.16
Annual Wage (2) $17,220 $18,740 $20,930 $24,290 $29,450


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 368,900 3.51 $10.57 $21,980
Traveler Accommodation 17,810 0.91 $12.38 $25,760
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 7,190 1.86 $11.77 $24,490
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,780 0.30 $10.91 $22,700
Special Food Services 3,310 0.48 $11.62 $24,170

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 368,900 3.51 $10.57 $21,980
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 7,190 1.86 $11.77 $24,490
Gambling Industries 2,450 0.98 $11.44 $23,790
Traveler Accommodation 17,810 0.91 $12.38 $25,760
Special Food Services 3,310 0.48 $11.62 $24,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 70 0.01 $18.35 $38,170
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70 (7) $14.92 $31,040
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,490 0.16 $13.72 $28,550
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 70 0.44 $13.41 $27,890
Civic and Social Organizations 260 0.07 $13.30 $27,660


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 48,090 2.88 0.99 $12.22 $25,410
Texas 39,020 3.28 1.13 $10.22 $21,250
New York 20,760 2.25 0.78 $12.71 $26,430
Ohio 17,550 3.27 1.12 $9.61 $19,980
Pennsylvania 15,690 2.71 0.93 $10.08 $20,970




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 3,230 5.11 1.76 $13.62 $28,320
Nevada 5,730 4.38 1.50 $12.74 $26,500
Colorado 9,930 3.88 1.34 $11.21 $23,310
Delaware 1,690 3.81 1.31 $9.41 $19,570
Oklahoma 5,460 3.47 1.19 $9.63 $20,020




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 2,140 3.02 1.04 $13.79 $28,690
Hawaii 3,230 5.11 1.76 $13.62 $28,320
Massachusetts 10,260 2.91 1.00 $13.01 $27,070
Nevada 5,730 4.38 1.50 $12.74 $26,500
New York 20,760 2.25 0.78 $12.71 $26,430



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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 14,550 3.28 1.13 $12.10 $25,170
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 14,380 2.15 0.74 $13.15 $27,350
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 10,380 3.54 1.22 $10.55 $21,940
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 10,250 2.80 0.96 $10.95 $22,780
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,570 3.44 1.18 $10.45 $21,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,130 3.10 1.07 $9.36 $19,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 7,550 3.00 1.03 $11.45 $23,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,500 3.28 1.13 $10.93 $22,730
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 6,110 3.32 1.14 $13.41 $27,890
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 5,970 4.16 1.43 $11.79 $24,510


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 690 9.33 3.21 $15.40 $32,030
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 1,350 8.57 2.95 $9.97 $20,730
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 930 7.46 2.57 $13.14 $27,340
Brunswick, GA 300 7.30 2.51 $9.14 $19,020
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 350 6.88 2.36 $11.51 $23,950
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 500 6.81 2.34 $10.11 $21,030
Homosassa Springs, FL 220 6.76 2.32 $9.78 $20,340
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 950 6.65 2.29 $11.50 $23,920
The Villages, FL 170 6.60 2.27 $11.44 $23,800
Athens-Clarke County, GA 540 6.26 2.15 $9.13 $18,990