Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
360,970 1.0 % $9.46 $19,670 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.83 $8.31 $8.96 $10.14 $12.21
Annual Wage (2) $16,280 $17,280 $18,640 $21,090 $25,400


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 320,080 3.45 $9.31 $19,370
Traveler Accommodation 16,120 0.91 $11.12 $23,120
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5,140 1.45 $10.01 $20,820
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,390 0.30 $10.57 $21,990
Special Food Services 3,170 0.52 $9.63 $20,030

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 320,080 3.45 $9.31 $19,370
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5,140 1.45 $10.01 $20,820
Traveler Accommodation 16,120 0.91 $11.12 $23,120
Special Food Services 3,170 0.52 $9.63 $20,030
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 60 0.45 $9.89 $20,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 100 0.10 $13.25 $27,550
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 120 0.01 $12.18 $25,340
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,050 0.13 $11.69 $24,320
Lessors of Real Estate 30 0.01 $11.17 $23,230
Traveler Accommodation 16,120 0.91 $11.12 $23,120


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 41,120 2.79 1.03 $9.89 $20,570
Texas 30,450 2.79 1.02 $8.82 $18,340
Florida 24,700 3.31 1.22 $10.00 $20,800
New York 16,200 1.88 0.69 $10.67 $22,190
Ohio 15,100 2.95 1.08 $9.03 $18,790




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 3,380 5.61 2.06 $11.71 $24,360
Nevada 5,840 5.07 1.86 $11.91 $24,780
Delaware 1,820 4.41 1.62 $8.66 $18,020
Colorado 8,980 3.91 1.44 $10.02 $20,840
South Carolina 6,210 3.40 1.25 $8.70 $18,090




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 5,840 5.07 1.86 $11.91 $24,780
Hawaii 3,380 5.61 2.06 $11.71 $24,360
District of Columbia 1,740 2.62 0.96 $11.70 $24,340
Massachusetts 8,540 2.62 0.96 $11.11 $23,110
Washington 5,710 2.02 0.74 $11.05 $22,990





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,850 2.73 1.00 $10.07 $20,950
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 9,060 2.45 0.90 $9.87 $20,530
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,500 1.62 0.60 $11.76 $24,470
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 7,990 2.90 1.06 $8.78 $18,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 7,160 3.10 1.14 $8.56 $17,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 7,080 2.99 1.10 $10.02 $20,850
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 5,770 4.51 1.66 $10.20 $21,210
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 5,400 3.03 1.11 $9.84 $20,470
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,360 2.49 0.92 $9.11 $18,950
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 5,040 3.47 1.27 $10.01 $20,810