Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop

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Total Workforce

323k

Average Age

25.3

Estimated Job Growth

6.92%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$9,859

Average Male Salary

$12,203

Average Female Salary

$9,387

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 $9,859 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop by wage are Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, & coffee shop, Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers, and Ushers, lobby attendants, & ticket takers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop are Delaware County PUMA, OH, Spring Valley & Summerlin South PUMA, NV, and Columbus City (Central) PUMA, OH. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop are Collier County (Northwest) PUMA, FL, Lompoc, Guadalupe, Solvang & Buellton Cities PUMA, CA, and North of I-10 & Inside Loop I-610 PUMA, TX.

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 Travel arrangements & reservation services. Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop are paid most in Novato & San Rafael (North) Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Collier County (Northwest) PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$9,859

AVERAGE SALARY

± $573

In 2017, Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop earned an average of $9,859, $42,206 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, & coffee shop make somewhat more than Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop while Ushers, lobby attendants, & ticket takers make somewhat less. 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

0.426

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.426, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services, Traveler accommodation, and Amusement & Recreation.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop, by average wage, are Travel arrangements & reservation services, Beverage manufacturing, and Recreational vehicle parks & camps and rooming & boarding houses.

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Industries by Share

323k

2017 Workforce

± 13,945

3.22%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 5.96%

The number of people employed as Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop has been growing at a rate of 3.22%, from 313,257 people in 2016 to 323,335 people in 2017.

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  88.5%, followed by Traveler accommodation with 3.6% and Amusement & Recreation with 3.09%.

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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 25.6 and of female Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop is 25.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop is White.

Gender Composition

54.2k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,714

269k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 12,726

83.2% of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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

  2. Black

  3. Other

72.6% of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.7% of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop, Black 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 Gender

25.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.45

25.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.632

The median age of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop is 25.3, and Male employees are generally 0.398 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 Speaking, Active Listening, and Service Orientation. 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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop are expected to see a growth of 6.92% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

6.92%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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