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

The salary statistics of hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,220
25th Percentile Wage
$18,740
50th Percentile Wage
$20,930
75th Percentile Wage
$24,290
90th Percentile Wage
$29,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop is $29,450. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $20,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,220. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 71% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$20,930
4.54% 11.23%
2016
$19,980
4.00% -
2015
$19,180
2.40% -
2014
$18,720
0.43% -
2013
$18,640
0.32% -
2012
$18,580
- -

Table 2. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in 15 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop occupations is the transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $25,920. The lowest paying sector is the information sector (annual salary $18,440).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$25,920
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$25,450
Health Care and Social Assistance
$24,660
Educational Services
$24,660
Manufacturing
$22,700
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$22,620
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$22,320
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$21,640
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$21,510
Retail Trade
$21,360
Accommodation and Food Services
$20,840
Construction
$20,820
Federal, State, and Local Government
$20,810
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$19,440
Information
$18,440

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop by States

From the above tables we note that not only hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,900 to $26,450. The highest paying state for hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $26,450. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,900. For more salary information of hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$26,450
Massachusetts
$25,590
Vermont
$24,900
Hawaii
$24,340
Washington
$24,310
New York
$24,070
Nevada
$24,010
California
$23,700
Oregon
$22,670
Connecticut
$22,510
Alaska
$22,400
Minnesota
$22,290
New Jersey
$22,210
Rhode Island
$21,790
Wyoming
$21,450
Illinois
$21,380
South Dakota
$21,320
Virgin Islands
$21,270
Arizona
$21,140
Colorado
$20,840
New Hampshire
$20,660
Maryland
$20,460
Florida
$20,450
Utah
$20,380
Nebraska
$20,240
Maine
$20,190
North Dakota
$20,110
Virginia
$19,720
Michigan
$19,610
New Mexico
$19,550
Pennsylvania
$19,530
Texas
$19,470
Montana
$19,450
West Virginia
$19,410
Missouri
$19,210
Ohio
$19,160
Arkansas
$19,080
Idaho
$19,020
Delaware
$18,970
North Carolina
$18,950
South Carolina
$18,870
Wisconsin
$18,860
Oklahoma
$18,820
Guam
$18,800
Georgia
$18,700
Mississippi
$18,600
Louisiana
$18,590
Iowa
$18,520
Alabama
$18,520
Tennessee
$18,440
Indiana
$18,420
Kentucky
$18,400
Kansas
$18,390
Puerto Rico
$17,900



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