Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
391,150 1.1 % $9.87 $20,530 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.03 $8.58 $9.22 $10.68 $13.07
Annual Wage (2) $16,710 $17,840 $19,180 $22,210 $27,180


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 349,440 3.52 $9.72 $20,220
Traveler Accommodation 17,050 0.90 $11.55 $24,020
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5,670 1.53 $11.25 $23,400
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,810 0.32 $10.60 $22,050
Special Food Services 2,850 0.43 $10.81 $22,480

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 349,440 3.52 $9.72 $20,220
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5,670 1.53 $11.25 $23,400
Traveler Accommodation 17,050 0.90 $11.55 $24,020
Gambling Industries 2,290 0.89 $10.54 $21,930
Special Food Services 2,850 0.43 $10.81 $22,480

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 50 0.37 $13.08 $27,200
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,210 0.14 $12.91 $26,850
Elementary and Secondary Schools (8) (8) $12.73 $26,470
Civic and Social Organizations 220 0.06 $12.18 $25,340
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 170 0.13 $12.02 $25,010


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 44,890 2.90 1.02 $10.73 $22,330
Texas 37,610 3.25 1.15 $9.24 $19,220
Florida 27,500 3.47 1.22 $10.22 $21,250
New York 18,880 2.10 0.74 $11.26 $23,420
Pennsylvania 15,500 2.71 0.96 $9.74 $20,250



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 3,390 5.47 1.93 $11.87 $24,690
Nevada 6,450 5.23 1.84 $12.06 $25,080
Delaware 1,750 4.03 1.42 $9.19 $19,120
Colorado 9,360 3.82 1.35 $10.35 $21,530
District of Columbia 2,400 3.55 1.25 $11.75 $24,450



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 6,450 5.23 1.84 $12.06 $25,080
Hawaii 3,390 5.47 1.93 $11.87 $24,690
Vermont 740 2.42 0.85 $11.83 $24,600
District of Columbia 2,400 3.55 1.25 $11.75 $24,450
Washington 7,030 2.36 0.83 $11.53 $23,990




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 14,330 2.21 0.78 $11.61 $24,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 12,890 3.14 1.11 $11.09 $23,070
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 10,940 3.73 1.32 $9.18 $19,090
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 9,560 2.68 0.94 $10.22 $21,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,390 3.38 1.19 $8.70 $18,110
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 7,640 3.16 1.11 $10.63 $22,110
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,770 2.91 1.02 $9.87 $20,520
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,720 3.58 1.26 $9.74 $20,260
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 6,400 3.63 1.28 $11.72 $24,380
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 5,490 6.07 2.14 $12.51 $26,030