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

Also known as:  Bar Host/Hostess, Bar Hostess, Dining Room Host, Dining Room Host/Hostess, Maitre D', Tearoom Host/Hostess, Tearoom Hostess helps hospitality and tourism professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Hosts and hostesses in restaurants, lounges and coffee shops are charged with the responsibility of providing an establishment with superior customer service by welcoming, greeting and seating patrons at tables, booths and bars in a timely and efficient manner. These individuals have superior communications skills and are able to work alongside a large wait staff and crowds alike. They clearly organize customer seating patters according to wait staff need and availability. They consistently inspect seating areas to make sure standards of cleanliness are upheld. Additionally, they regularly check in with seated clients and guests to assure customer satisfaction. They are the first to receive and document customer reservations in person or by phone. A high school diploma is generally required for employment in this field.

A Restaurant/Lounge/Coffee Shop Hosts or Hostess will most likely earn an average pay level between 8000 to 12000 based on seniority. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop can get an average salary of Nineteen Thousand Six Hundred dollars annually.

Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop can obtain the highest compensation in the District of Columbia, where they get an average salary rate of approximating $24910. These people make the most money in Educational Services, where they earn salary pay of $28230.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 20.48 percent nationwide in that time.
Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop Hosts and Hostesses tend to make the most in the following industries
Transportation and Warehousing $28,230
Educational Services $24,760
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $24,300
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $23,770
Other Services (except Public Administration) $22,690
Health Care and Social Assistance $22,030
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Management of Companies and Enterprises $18,480
Retail Trade $19,270
Construction $19,480
Accommodation and Food Services $19,530
Manufacturing $20,340
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $20,640