Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
329,020 1.2 % $9.43 $19,600 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.58 $8.07 $8.87 $10.07 $12.32
Annual Wage (2) $15,780 $16,780 $18,450 $20,950 $25,630


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)
Full-Service Restaurants 280,350 6.28 $9.30 $19,330
Traveler Accommodation 16,040 0.96 $10.93 $22,730
Limited-Service Eating Places 10,510 0.26 $9.11 $18,950
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 4,630 1.34 $9.74 $20,250
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,320 0.31 $10.41 $21,660

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Full-Service Restaurants 280,350 6.28 $9.30 $19,330
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 4,630 1.34 $9.74 $20,250
Traveler Accommodation 16,040 0.96 $10.93 $22,730
Gambling Industries 1,180 0.92 $9.60 $19,960
Special Food Services 3,000 0.55 $10.54 $21,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 40 0.01 $15.85 $32,960
Support Activities for Air Transportation 30 0.02 $13.14 $27,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 220 0.01 $12.12 $25,210
Civic and Social Organizations 220 0.06 $12.11 $25,190
Lessors of Real Estate 120 0.02 $11.89 $24,730


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 38,430 2.74 1.06 $9.77 $20,320
Texas 25,260 2.50 0.97 $8.78 $18,260
Florida 24,480 3.45 1.33 $9.45 $19,650
Ohio 15,100 3.07 1.19 $8.57 $17,820
New York 14,440 1.73 0.67 $11.35 $23,610




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)
Nevada 5,030 4.52 1.75 $11.87 $24,690
Hawaii 2,210 3.86 1.49 $10.40 $21,640
Colorado 7,730 3.58 1.38 $9.33 $19,400
Florida 24,480 3.45 1.33 $9.45 $19,650
Arizona 8,050 3.40 1.31 $9.02 $18,770




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 5,030 4.52 1.75 $11.87 $24,690
District of Columbia 1,920 3.01 1.16 $11.87 $24,690
Massachusetts 7,170 2.30 0.89 $11.67 $24,280
New York 14,440 1.73 0.67 $11.35 $23,610
New Jersey 8,460 2.25 0.87 $10.77 $22,400

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-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,990 2.36 0.91 $9.83 $20,450
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 8,500 2.40 0.93 $10.19 $21,180
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,370 1.68 0.65 $12.98 $26,990
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 6,220 4.52 1.75 $9.64 $20,050
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 6,190 2.48 0.96 $9.00 $18,710
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,980 2.72 1.05 $9.43 $19,620
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,880 3.49 1.35 $9.19 $19,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,550 2.43 0.94 $11.05 $22,990
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,970 2.48 0.96 $8.69 $18,070
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 4,450 4.08 1.57 $9.43 $19,610




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)
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 1,040 9.70 3.75 $8.84 $18,390
Panama City-Lynn Haven, FL 570 8.32 3.21 $8.13 $16,900
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 930 6.89 2.66 $11.29 $23,490
Brunswick, GA 240 6.19 2.39 $8.20 $17,050
Morgantown, WV 320 5.61 2.17 $8.16 $16,980
Prescott, AZ 300 5.54 2.14 $8.79 $18,280
Athens-Clarke County, GA 410 5.45 2.10 $8.37 $17,410
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 1,050 5.39 2.08 $9.32 $19,380
Ocean City, NJ 200 5.39 2.08 $9.06 $18,840
Flagstaff, AZ 290 5.21 2.01 $8.27 $17,190