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How much does a Host/Hostess make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $44,147
Low $29,381
High $66,336
$35.00per day
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a host/hostess is $44,147 per year in the United States and $35.00 tips per day.59.7k salaries reported, updated at December 2, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer year
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Hosts/Hostesses in United States

  1. HMSHost
    3,947 reviews93 salaries reported
    $48,132per year
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Highest paying cities for Hosts/Hostesses near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $55,369 per year
    1.4k salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $54,729 per year
    516 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $51,692 per year
    477 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $45,602 per year
    677 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $44,301 per year
    862 salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $43,169 per year
    630 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $42,027 per year
    669 salaries reported
  2. Orlando, FL
    $41,652 per year
    611 salaries reported
  3. Louisville, KY
    $40,760 per year
    207 salaries reported
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Where can a Host/Hostess earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Hosts/Hostesses

Top skills
Catering Experience
Top fields of study
Counseling Degree

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
5 jobs9
206 jobs716
33 jobs98
4 jobs4
353 jobs587
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Most common benefits for Hosts/Hostesses

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Commuter assistance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Food provided
  • Free parking
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Prescription drug insurance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 33,802 ratings

29% of Hosts/Hostesses in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?


Job openings

Average $16.10 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Host/Hostess

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