Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
334,310 1.0 % $9.23 $19,190 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.26 $7.75 $8.71 $9.89 $12.13
Annual Wage (2) $15,110 $16,110 $18,110 $20,580 $25,230


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Full-Service Restaurants 283,540 $9.11 $18,940
Traveler Accommodation 17,030 $10.74 $22,340
Limited-Service Eating Places 12,170 $8.74 $18,180
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 4,760 $9.33 $19,400
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,700 $10.17 $21,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 $15.40 $32,040
Lessors of Real Estate 90 $12.16 $25,300
Civic and Social Organizations 280 $11.18 $23,260
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 40 $10.92 $22,700
Traveler Accommodation 17,030 $10.74 $22,340


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Nevada 5,040 $11.72 $24,370 4.276
Colorado 8,120 $9.45 $19,670 3.635
Delaware 1,440 $8.98 $18,690 3.499
Florida 25,400 $9.45 $19,660 3.453
Hawaii 2,030 $10.16 $21,120 3.450

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
District of Columbia 1,300 $11.97 $24,910 2.043
Nevada 5,040 $11.72 $24,370 4.276
Massachusetts 7,110 $11.55 $24,020 2.244
Vermont 540 $11.02 $22,920 1.821
New York 14,170 $11.00 $22,880 1.669


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Panama City-Lynn Haven, FL 580 $8.14 $16,930 8.387
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 870 $8.46 $17,600 7.873
Flagstaff, AZ 380 $8.22 $17,090 6.733
Brunswick, GA 270 $7.91 $16,460 6.710
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 800 $11.64 $24,210 5.766

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,360 $12.38 $25,760 1.651
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 4,190 $12.32 $25,630 4.886
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,850 $12.25 $25,480 2.283
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,530 $12.05 $25,070 2.577
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 800 $11.64 $24,210 5.766


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

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Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010