Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
404,360 1.1 % $10.29 $21,410 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.17 $8.79 $9.60 $11.28 $13.76
Annual Wage (2) $16,990 $18,280 $19,980 $23,470 $28,620


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 360,060 3.50 $10.15 $21,110
Traveler Accommodation 17,510 0.91 $11.89 $24,740
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 6,530 1.72 $11.42 $23,740
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 4,310 0.35 $10.63 $22,120
Special Food Services 3,530 0.52 $11.49 $23,890

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 360,060 3.50 $10.15 $21,110
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 6,530 1.72 $11.42 $23,740
Gambling Industries 2,630 1.02 $10.97 $22,820
Traveler Accommodation 17,510 0.91 $11.89 $24,740
Special Food Services 3,530 0.52 $11.49 $23,890

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 80 0.50 $13.75 $28,590
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $13.65 $28,380
Civic and Social Organizations 200 0.05 $13.58 $28,250
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,310 0.15 $13.07 $27,180
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 100 0.02 $12.61 $26,240


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 47,940 3.00 1.04 $11.71 $24,350
Texas 39,280 3.34 1.16 $9.73 $20,240
Florida 28,930 3.52 1.22 $10.43 $21,690
New York 20,930 2.30 0.80 $11.95 $24,870
Pennsylvania 16,330 2.84 0.99 $9.87 $20,530




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 3,530 5.58 1.94 $11.97 $24,900
Nevada 5,990 4.71 1.64 $12.63 $26,280
Delaware 1,770 4.02 1.40 $9.30 $19,330
Colorado 9,430 3.76 1.31 $10.40 $21,620
District of Columbia 2,560 3.65 1.27 $12.45 $25,890




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 5,990 4.71 1.64 $12.63 $26,280
Vermont 570 1.88 0.65 $12.47 $25,940
District of Columbia 2,560 3.65 1.27 $12.45 $25,890
Massachusetts 10,280 2.97 1.03 $12.03 $25,020
Hawaii 3,530 5.58 1.94 $11.97 $24,900





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 15,620 2.37 0.82 $12.30 $25,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 14,250 3.38 1.17 $11.80 $24,540
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 10,920 3.72 1.29 $9.89 $20,580
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 9,440 2.59 0.90 $10.60 $22,050
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 7,960 3.12 1.08 $8.92 $18,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 7,700 3.09 1.07 $10.97 $22,830
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,600 3.13 1.09 $10.39 $21,610
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,380 3.30 1.15 $9.97 $20,730
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 6,360 3.53 1.22 $12.34 $25,670
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 5,680 4.10 1.42 $11.26 $23,410