Host and hostess earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Host and hostess salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $20,096
Alabama $21,700
Arkansas $19,590
Arizona $21,246
California $25,509
Colorado $25,450
Connecticut $25,700
District of Columbia $28,660
Delaware $19,370
Florida $23,188
Georgia $18,955
Guam $19,170
Hawaii $29,611
Iowa $19,483
Idaho $19,797
Illinois $23,560
Indiana $19,917
Kansas $18,610
Kentucky $19,667
Louisiana $19,840
Massachusetts $26,860
Maryland $24,050
Maine $21,930
Michigan $22,010
Minnesota $23,400
Missouri $19,980
Mississippi $18,560
Montana $19,030
North Carolina $18,960
North Dakota $21,490
Nebraska $22,760
New Hampshire $22,520
New Jersey $24,280
New Mexico $19,560
Nevada $24,200
New York $25,720
Ohio $19,490
Oklahoma $18,780
Oregon $24,050
Pennsylvania $19,864
Puerto Rico $18,010
Rhode Island $23,580
South Carolina $19,460
South Dakota $20,960
Tennessee $19,020
Texas $21,220
Utah $20,290
Virginia $20,200
Virgin Islands $22,710
Vermont $24,420
Washington $25,310
Wisconsin $19,350
West Virginia $19,680
Wyoming $20,280

How do host and hostess salaries compare to similar careers?

Hosts and hostesses earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than housekeeping cleaners but more than cashiers.

Career Median Salary
Housekeeping cleaner salary $25K
Barista salary $25K
Retail salesperson salary $23K
Food preparation worker salary $23K
Restaurant cook salary $22K
Host and hostess salary $22K
Lifeguard salary $21K
Amusement attendant salary $21K
Cashier salary $21K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)