Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
314k
Average Age
25.1
Estimated Job Growth
8.19%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$10,333
Average Male Salary
$12,515
Average Female Salary
$9,905

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 $10,333 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 Fast food and counter workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop are N/A. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop are Martin County PUMA, FL, Columbus City (Central) PUMA, OH, and Sumter (North) & Lake (North) Counties PUMA, FL.

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 Broadcasting (except internet). Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop are paid most in Deep East Texas COG (East) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Martin County PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$10,333
AVERAGE SALARY
± $834

In 2020, Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop earned an average of $10,333, $45,621 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop are the lowest paid occupation in the US followed by Ushers, lobby attendants, & ticket takers. 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

0.433
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.433, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more 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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop, by average wage, are Broadcasting (except internet), Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers, and Travel arrangements & reservation services.

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Industries by Share

314k
2020 Workforce
± 13,739
−2.66%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 6.32%

The number of people employed as Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop has been declining at a rate of −2.66%, from 322,396 people in 2019 to 313,831 people in 2020.

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 3.19% and Traveler accommodation with 3.06%.

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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 25.7 and of female Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop is 24.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

51.4k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,566
262k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 12,566

83.6% of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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)

59.3% of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.4% 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 Sex

25.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.49
24.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.637

The median age of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop is 25.1, and Male employees are generally 0.732 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

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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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop are expected to see a growth of 8.19% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop.
8.19%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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