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
District of Columbia $35,910
Washington $30,590
California $30,420
Massachusetts $30,300
New York $29,630
Hawaii $29,360
Connecticut $29,180
Maine $29,180
Colorado $28,920
Arizona $28,800
Vermont $28,790
New Jersey $28,600
Oregon $28,560
Virgin Islands, U.S. $28,350
Rhode Island $28,270
Maryland $26,560
New Hampshire $26,180
Illinois $25,950
Minnesota $25,870
Alaska $24,210
North Dakota $23,780
South Dakota $23,620
Wyoming $23,580
Michigan $23,450
Arkansas $23,300
Utah $23,260
Virginia $23,260
Missouri $23,240
Nevada $23,230
Delaware $23,210
New Mexico $23,060
Idaho $23,010
Florida $22,900
Pennsylvania $22,750
Wisconsin $22,600
Iowa $22,370
Tennessee $22,230
Kentucky $22,220
South Carolina $22,170
Texas $22,150
Nebraska $22,050
Ohio $22,030
Indiana $21,840
West Virginia $21,700
Montana $21,610
North Carolina $19,840
Guam $19,640
Alabama $19,520
Georgia $19,440
Louisiana $19,030
Oklahoma $18,840
Kansas $18,350
Puerto Rico $18,260
Mississippi $18,230

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 food servers.

Career Median Salary
Food server salary $26K
Food preparation worker salary $29K
Lifeguard salary $26K
Cashier salary $27K
Amusement attendant salary $24K
Host and hostess salary $25K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)