Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop

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Total Workforce
336k
Average Age
24.7
Average Salary
$10,096
Average Male Salary
$12,286
Average Female Salary
$9,631

About

Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop are most often employed by the Restaurants & Food Services industry. The average yearly wage for Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop was $10,096 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop by wage are Ushers, lobby attendants, & ticket takers, Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers, and Tutors.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop are Shakopee, Savage & Prior Lake Cities PUMA, MN, Lake Forest, Irvine (North) Cities & Silverado PUMA, CA, and Walton, Washington, Holmes & Bay Counties PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop are Shakopee, Savage & Prior Lake Cities PUMA, MN, Bloomington City PUMA, IN, and Tuscaloosa & Northport (Southeast) Cities PUMA, AL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop and on wages and locations for those in the field. Restaurants & Food Services is the industry that employs the most Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop, by average wage, is Traveler accommodation. Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop are paid most in Bloomington City PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in Shakopee, Savage & Prior Lake Cities PUMA, MN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$10,096
AVERAGE SALARY
± $919

In 2018, Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop earned an average of $10,096, $43,792 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers make somewhat more than Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop while Ushers, lobby attendants, & ticket takers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.483
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.483, which is higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services, Amusement & Recreation, and Traveler accommodation.

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Industries by Share

336k
2018 Workforce
± 14,220
3.99%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 5.81%

The number of people employed as Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop has been growing at a rate of 3.99%, from 323,335 people in 2017 to 336,222 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop employed by various industries. Restaurants & Food Services employs the largest share of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop at  88.1%, followed by Amusement & Recreation with 3.07% and Traveler accommodation with 2.93%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop in the US. The average age of male Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop in the workforce is 25.9 and of female Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop is 24.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

58.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,956
277k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 12,918

82.5% of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

61% of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.7% of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop.

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Age by Gender

25.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.45
24.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.61

The median age of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop is 24.7, and Male employees are generally 1.46 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop is Business but a relatively high number of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Service Orientation, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Negotiation, and Persuasion.

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