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 New York. On average, they make less than restaurant cooks but more than amusement attendants.

Career Median Salary
Restaurant cook salary $28K
Stock clerk salary $29K
Food batchmaker salary $26K
Hand sewer salary $29K
Retail salesperson salary $28K
Host and hostess salary $26K
Lifeguard salary $25K
Shoemaker salary $24K
Food preparation worker salary $27K
Amusement attendant salary $24K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)