Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Host/Hostess make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$49,544 / yrTotal Pay
$29,227 / yrBase Pay
$20,317 / yrAdditional Pay

$49,544

 / yr
$21K$309K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Host/Hostess is $49,544 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $29,227 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $20,317 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Host

$53,650 /yr
Host
$62,715 /yr
Senior Host
$55,174 /yr
Lead Host
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Related Job Titles

For Host Hostess

Some related job titles are Party Hostess Salaries with median pay of $52,733, Server/Hostess Salaries with median pay of $56,688, Waitress Salaries with median pay of $55,646, Server Salaries with median pay of $57,321.

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Job openings are high in retail and food services as more Americans spend money at stores and restaurants. While retail and food services wages are lower than the national average, wage growth is higher. Jobs in retail and food services generally require little formal education or training, making these jobs accessible to most job seekers.

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Greeter/Hostess

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$290,000

/mo

$2K | $288K

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Patio Host

United States of America

 | <1 year

$15

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Host/Hostess

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$28,812

/hr

$12 | $29K

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Host

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$17

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Host

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$11

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Hostess

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$10

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Host

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$15

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Food Service Host

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$17

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday

Host/Hostess pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Host/Hostess is $29,227 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Host/Hostess salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 5903 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Host/Hostess employees.

The highest salary for a Host/Hostess in United States is $43,347 per year.

The lowest salary for a Host/Hostess in United States is $19,707 per year.

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