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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
324,690 1.7 % $ 12.50 $ 26,000 0.6 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 8.73 $ 10.46 $ 11.83 $ 14.16 $ 15.89
Annual Wage (2) $ 18,160 $ 21,750 $ 24,600 $ 29,450 $ 33,050


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 288,360 3.06 $ 12.35 $ 25,680
Traveler Accommodation 11,460 0.83 $ 14.89 $ 30,960
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5,310 1.73 $ 12.46 $ 25,910
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 4,470 0.40 $ 13.33 $ 27,730
Special Food Services 2,890 0.61 $ 13.71 $ 28,520

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 288,360 3.06 $ 12.35 $ 25,680
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5,310 1.73 $ 12.46 $ 25,910
Traveler Accommodation 11,460 0.83 $ 14.89 $ 30,960
Gambling Industries 1,490 0.82 $ 13.53 $ 28,140
Amusement Parks and Arcades 1,120 0.73 $ 10.20 $ 21,220

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)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,740 0.03 $ 15.36 $ 31,940
General Merchandise Stores 210 0.01 $ 15.25 $ 31,720
Traveler Accommodation 11,460 0.83 $ 14.89 $ 30,960
Outpatient Care Centers (8) (8) $ 14.68 $ 30,530
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 920 0.10 $ 14.45 $ 30,060


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.



Map of employment of hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop by state, May 2021


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)
Texas 34,490 2.82 1.22 $ 10.94 $ 22,760
California 33,720 2.04 0.89 $ 15.61 $ 32,470
Florida 30,560 3.55 1.54 $ 12.20 $ 25,370
Pennsylvania 13,010 2.33 1.01 $ 11.20 $ 23,290
Georgia 12,490 2.85 1.24 $ 10.78 $ 22,430


Map of location quotient of hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop by state, May 2021


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)
Nevada 5,420 4.20 1.82 $ 12.90 $ 26,840
South Carolina 7,520 3.64 1.58 $ 10.66 $ 22,170
Florida 30,560 3.55 1.54 $ 12.20 $ 25,370
New Hampshire 2,080 3.28 1.42 $ 12.50 $ 26,000
Hawaii 1,720 3.14 1.36 $ 15.96 $ 33,190


Map of annual mean wages of hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop by state, May 2021


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)
District of Columbia 1,170 1.77 0.77 $ 18.00 $ 37,440
Washington 5,120 1.60 0.69 $ 16.15 $ 33,600
New York 11,290 1.30 0.57 $ 16.00 $ 33,270
Hawaii 1,720 3.14 1.36 $ 15.96 $ 33,190
California 33,720 2.04 0.89 $ 15.61 $ 32,470



Map of employment of hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop by area, May 2021


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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 11,670 1.35 0.58 $ 15.77 $ 32,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 10,470 1.83 0.79 $ 15.42 $ 32,070
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 10,170 2.84 1.23 $ 11.59 $ 24,100
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 9,010 3.11 1.35 $ 10.94 $ 22,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 7,890 3.05 1.32 $ 11.10 $ 23,080
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 7,850 3.20 1.39 $ 12.28 $ 25,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,780 2.31 1.00 $ 14.55 $ 30,250
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 6,330 2.38 1.03 $ 12.26 $ 25,490
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,340 2.52 1.09 $ 14.64 $ 30,460
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,170 2.00 0.87 $ 15.27 $ 31,750


Map of location quotient of hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop by area, May 2021


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 1,420 8.75 3.80 $ 10.20 $ 21,220
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 570 7.62 3.31 $ 11.08 $ 23,050
Ocean City, NJ 290 7.53 3.27 $ 13.16 $ 27,360
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 800 6.99 3.03 $ 12.09 $ 25,150
The Villages, FL 220 6.46 2.81 $ 12.04 $ 25,040
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 480 6.44 2.80 $ 10.21 $ 21,230
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 740 6.40 2.78 $ 13.97 $ 29,060
Panama City, FL 460 5.90 2.56 $ 11.90 $ 24,750
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 840 5.72 2.48 $ 13.13 $ 27,300
Napa, CA 390 5.63 2.44 $ 16.48 $ 34,280