How much does a Hostess make?

Updated Sep 24, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$26,304 /yr
Average Base Pay

1,887 salaries

$19K

Low

$26K

Average

$36K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Hostess is $26,304 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Hostess salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1887 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Hostess employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Host$27,442 /yr
L3
Senior Host$45,578 /yr
L4
Lead Host$29,546 /yr
Career Path

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Olive Garden Italian Restaurants
3.7

Olive Garden Italian Restaurants

Hostess - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $8 - $20
315 salaries
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$8

$20

$8 - $20 Range

Applebee's
3.5

Applebee's

Hostess - Hourly

$9

 /hr
Range: $2 - $16

$2

$16

$2 - $16 Range

Cracker Barrel
3.4

Cracker Barrel

Hostess - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $2 - $15

$2

$15

$2 - $15 Range

Chili's Grill and Bar
3.4

Chili's Grill and Bar

Hostess - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $6 - $16

$6

$16

$6 - $16 Range

Red Lobster
3.6

Red Lobster

Hostess - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $6 - $16

$6

$16

$6 - $16 Range

The Cheesecake Factory
3.7

The Cheesecake Factory

Hostess - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $7 - $19

$7

$19

$7 - $19 Range

Texas Roadhouse
3.8

Texas Roadhouse

Hostess - Hourly

$8

 /hr
Range: $2 - $14

$2

$14

$2 - $14 Range

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Red Robin
3.4

Red Robin

Hostess - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $8 - $16

$8

$16

$8 - $16 Range

P.F. Chang's
3.5

P.F. Chang's

Hostess - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $9 - $17

$9

$17

$9 - $17 Range

Outback Steakhouse
3.6

Outback Steakhouse

Hostess - Hourly

$8

 /hr
Range: $2 - $16

$2

$16

$2 - $16 Range

IHOP
3.2

IHOP

Hostess - Hourly

$9

 /hr
Range: $8 - $15

$8

$15

$8 - $15 Range

Buffalo Wild Wings
3.5

Buffalo Wild Wings

Hostess - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $8 - $14

$8

$14

$8 - $14 Range

BJ's Restaurants
3.7

BJ's Restaurants

Hostess - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $8 - $16

$8

$16

$8 - $16 Range

Olive Garden Italian Restaurants
3.7

Olive Garden Italian Restaurants

Hostess - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $5 - $16

$5

$16

$5 - $16 Range

Bob Evans Restaurants
3.7

Bob Evans Restaurants

Hostess - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $8 - $14

$8

$14

$8 - $14 Range

TGI Fridays
3.4

TGI Fridays

Hostess - Hourly

$9

 /hr
Range: $5 - $14

$5

$14

$5 - $14 Range

California Pizza Kitchen
3.7

California Pizza Kitchen

Hostess - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $5 - $16

$5

$16

$5 - $16 Range

Ruth's Chris Steak House
3.7

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Hostess - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $10 - $17

$10

$17

$10 - $17 Range

Bonefish Grill
3.9

Bonefish Grill

Hostess - Hourly

$9

 /hr
Range: $3 - $15

$3

$15

$3 - $15 Range

The Cheesecake Factory
3.7

The Cheesecake Factory

Hostess - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $10 - $16

$10

$16

$10 - $16 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Hostess salaries

The national average salary for a Hostess is $26,304 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Hostess salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1887 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Hostess employees.

The highest salary for a Hostess in United States is $35,918 per year.

The lowest salary for a Hostess in United States is $19,263 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent hostess salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$12
hourly
A Texas Roadhouse Hostess in the Springfield, MO Area area reported making $12 per hour
Additional Pay
$58k tips/gratuities
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Springfield, MO Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$17
hourly
A Hostess in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$12
hourly
A Hostess in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL Area area
Part-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public
$12
hourly
A Hostess in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$5
hourly
A Hostess in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $5 per hour
Job Highlights
Washington, DC Area area
Part-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
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