Career Attributes

  • $21,089
  • 409,200
  • 2.5
  • 6.9%
  • Hospitality Management
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How much does a Hostess make in the United States?

Average Hostess Yearly Salary in the United States

Hostesses earn an average yearly salary of $21,089. Salaries typically start from $14,586 and go up to $27,064.

Average Hostess Hourly Wage in the United States

Hostesses earn an average hourly wage of $10.14. Hourly wages typically start from $7.01 and go up to $13.01.

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

15%
Full-Time
85%
Part-Time

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Hostess demographics

Salary Satisfaction

2.6
SCORE
2063
RATINGS
Hostesses average a score of 2.6 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Hostesses in the 11th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Hostess satisfaction

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Hostess Earnings by Seniority

Top End Hostess Earnings

The highest earning Hostesses in the United States earn:

$13.01
an hour
$27,063.7
per year
Senior Hostess Earnings

Senior Hostesses in the United States earn:

$12.00
an hour
$24,953.4
per year
Experienced Hostess Earnings

Experienced Hostesses in the United States earn:

$10.00
an hour
$20,801.3
per year
Junior Hostess Earnings

Junior Hostesses in the United States earn:

$8.01
an hour
$16,660.7
per year
Starting Hostess Earnings

Starting Hostesses in the United States earn:

$7.01
an hour
$14,586.2
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Hostess Salary Comparison

Hostesses earn more than 4% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Stock Clerk Salary $22k
Retail Salesperson Salary $22k
Cake Designer Salary $21k
Janitor Salary $21k
Restaurant Cook Salary $21k
Hostess Salary $21k
Lifeguard Salary $20k
Amusement Attendant Salary $20k
Food Preparation Worker Salary $19k
Cashier Salary $19k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Hostess salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Hostess Salary in California $12.41 $25,819.1 # 1
Hostess Salary in New York $11.59 $24,100 # 2
Hostess Salary in Massachusetts $11.00 $22,884.6 # 3
Hostess Salary in Colorado $10.81 $22,486.2 # 4
Hostess Salary in Oregon $10.74 $22,343.3 # 5
Hostess Salary in New Jersey $10.66 $22,174.2 # 6
Hostess Salary in Washington $10.35 $21,518.7 # 7
Hostess Salary in Florida $10.16 $21,122.5 # 8
Hostess Salary in United States $10.14 $21,089.4 # 9
Hostess Salary in Michigan $10.13 $21,062.1 # 10
Hostess Salary in Virginia $9.99 $20,774.9 # 11
Hostess Salary in Illinois $9.99 $20,772.8 # 12
Hostess Salary in Arizona $9.80 $20,392.4 # 13
Hostess Salary in Minnesota $9.75 $20,280 # 14
Hostess Salary in Georgia $9.57 $19,902.6 # 15
Hostess Salary in Pennsylvania $9.40 $19,556.5 # 16
Hostess Salary in Indiana $9.33 $19,396.4 # 17
Hostess Salary in Ohio $9.24 $19,210.6 # 18
Hostess Salary in Texas $9.17 $19,079.2 # 19
Hostess Salary in South Carolina $8.87 $18,455.7 # 20
Hostess Salary in Wisconsin $8.78 $18,270 # 21
Hostess Salary in North Carolina $8.65 $17,998.9 # 22

Career Attributes

  • $21,089
  • 409,200
  • 2.5
  • 6.9%
  • Hospitality Management
More Attributes