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Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop Host and Hostess Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

  Pay Period Low Median High
  Hourly $5.99 $7.78 $10.80
  Annual $12,500 $16,200 $22,500
  • “High” indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.
  • “Median” indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
  • “Low” indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
  • “N/A” indicates the data is not available.

Notes: The yearly wage data presented above represents U.S. workers who are employed full-time with year-round schedules.

Occupation Description

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.