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How much does a Hostess make in the United States?

Average Hostess Hourly Wage in the United States

Hostesses earn a median hourly wage of $9.60. Hourly wages typically start from $8.17 and go up to $13.76.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Hostess Yearly Salary in the United States

Hostesses earn a median salary of $19,980 per year. Salaries typically start from $16,990 and go up to $28,620.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

14%
Full-Time
86%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.6
SCORE
1190
RATINGS
Hostesses average a score of 2.6 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Hostesses in the 13th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Hostess Earnings by Seniority

Top End Hostess Earnings

The highest earning Hostesses in the United States earn:

$13.76
an hour
$28,620
per year
Senior Hostess Earnings

Senior Hostesses in the United States earn:

$11.28
an hour
$23,470
per year
Experienced Hostess Earnings

Experienced Hostesses in the United States earn:

$9.60
an hour
$19,980
per year
Junior Hostess Earnings

Junior Hostesses in the United States earn:

$8.79
an hour
$18,280
per year
Starting Hostess Earnings

Starting Hostesses in the United States earn:

$8.17
an hour
$16,990
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Hostess salary comparison

Hostesses earn less than 95% percent of Food & Drink careers. Hostess salaries are in the bottom 95% of all careers in the United States.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Salary $58k
Restaurant Manager Salary $50k
Food Safety And Quality Technician Salary $44k
Brewmaster Salary $38k
Butcher Salary $29k
Dietetic Technician Salary $26k
Restaurant Cook Salary $24k
Food Preparation Worker Salary $21k
Food Server Salary $19k
Hostess Salary $19k
Barista Salary $19k
Source:

Historical salary for Hostesses in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Hostess salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Hostess Salary in Nevada $11.61 $24,140 # 1
Hostess Salary in Vermont $11.54 $24,010 # 2
Hostess Salary in District of Columbia $11.76 $24,450 # 3
Hostess Salary in Massachusetts $11.40 $23,710 # 4
Hostess Salary in Hawaii $10.47 $21,780 # 5
Hostess Salary in New York $10.85 $22,570 # 6
Hostess Salary in California $10.78 $22,420 # 7
Hostess Salary in Washington $11.15 $23,200 # 8
Hostess Salary in New Jersey $10.66 $22,180 # 9
Hostess Salary in Alaska $9.76 $20,300 # 10
Hostess Salary in Minnesota $9.71 $20,190 # 11
Hostess Salary in Connecticut $9.74 $20,270 # 12
Hostess Salary in Rhode Island $9.79 $20,360 # 13
Hostess Salary in Oregon $10.13 $21,080 # 14
Hostess Salary in Wyoming $9.77 $20,320 # 15
Hostess Salary in Florida $9.54 $19,830 # 16
Hostess Salary in Colorado $9.42 $19,590 # 17
Hostess Salary in Illinois $9.60 $19,960 # 18
Hostess Salary in Maryland $9.49 $19,750 # 19
Hostess Salary in South Dakota $9.61 $20,000 # 20
Hostess Salary in Utah $9.47 $19,690 # 21
Hostess Salary in New Hampshire $9.40 $19,560 # 22
Hostess Salary in Pennsylvania $9.21 $19,160 # 23
Hostess Salary in Arizona $9.23 $19,190 # 24
Hostess Salary in Nebraska $9.38 $19,510 # 25
Hostess Salary in Virginia $9.21 $19,160 # 26
Hostess Salary in New Mexico $9.25 $19,240 # 27
Hostess Salary in Texas $9.09 $18,910 # 28
Hostess Salary in North Dakota $9.28 $19,290 # 29
Hostess Salary in Oklahoma $8.99 $18,700 # 30
Hostess Salary in Michigan $9.14 $19,010 # 31
Hostess Salary in Maine $9.33 $19,410 # 32
Hostess Salary in Montana $9.05 $18,820 # 33
Hostess Salary in Ohio $9.10 $18,930 # 34
Hostess Salary in West Virginia $9.20 $19,140 # 35
Hostess Salary in Missouri $9.07 $18,870 # 36
Hostess Salary in South Carolina $8.89 $18,480 # 37
Hostess Salary in Mississippi $8.97 $18,660 # 38
Hostess Salary in Delaware $9.00 $18,730 # 39
Hostess Salary in North Carolina $8.90 $18,510 # 40
Hostess Salary in Idaho $9.08 $18,890 # 41
Hostess Salary in Arkansas $8.93 $18,570 # 42
Hostess Salary in Kansas $8.78 $18,250 # 43
Hostess Salary in Tennessee $8.83 $18,360 # 44
Hostess Salary in Wisconsin $8.87 $18,450 # 45
Hostess Salary in Indiana $8.77 $18,230 # 46
Hostess Salary in Iowa $8.79 $18,290 # 47
Hostess Salary in Louisiana $8.75 $18,200 # 48
Hostess Salary in Georgia $8.76 $18,210 # 49
Hostess Salary in Kentucky $8.72 $18,150 # 50
Hostess Salary in Alabama $8.70 $18,100 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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