Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop Salary Information in Georgia

The average annual and hourly salaries for hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in the state of Georgia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop among Georgia metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop in Georgia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,320
25th Percentile Wage
$17,210
50th Percentile Wage
$18,700
75th Percentile Wage
$20,350
90th Percentile Wage
$23,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $23,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $18,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,320.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$18,700
2.62% 2.99%
2016
$18,210
1.48% -
2015
$17,940
0.78% -
2014
$17,800
0.39% -
2013
$17,730
-2.31% -
2012
$18,140
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop in Georgia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in some Georgia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in state of Georgia ranges from $17,460 to $19,050. The highest paying area for hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in Georgia is Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta with a median annual salary of $19,050. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Columbus (mean annual salary $18,780). The lowest paying area is Hinesville-Fort Stewart with a median annual salary of $17,460.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$19,050
Columbus
$18,780
Athens-Clarke County
$18,630
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$18,550
Macon
$18,520
Dalton
$18,500
Brunswick
$18,370
Warner Robins
$18,310
Rome
$18,240
Savannah
$18,170
Gainesville
$18,160
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$18,140
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$18,090
Valdosta
$18,020
Albany
$17,920
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$17,830
Hinesville-Fort Stewart
$17,460




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