Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop

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2019 Workforce
342k
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Average Age
24.9
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Average Salary
$9,684
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Average Male Salary
$11,861
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Average Female Salary
$9,272
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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 $9,684 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop by wage are Umpires, referees, and other sports officials, Ushers, lobby attendants, & ticket takers, and Tutors.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop are Kenosha County PUMA, WI, Titusville, Rockledge & Cocoa Cities PUMA, FL, and Reno City PUMA, NV. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop are Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA, Towson (East & Central), Parkville & Carney PUMA, MD, and Scranton City, Dunmore, Old Forge, Taylor & Moosic Boroughs PUMA, PA.

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 Drinking places, alcoholic beverages . Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop are paid most in Bloomington City PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in Santa Cruz City PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$9,684
AVERAGE SALARY
± $631

In 2019, Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop earned an average of $9,684, $45,840 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Ushers, lobby attendants, & ticket takers make somewhat more than Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop while Umpires, referees, and other sports officials 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

0.416
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.416, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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, Amusement & Recreation, and Traveler accommodation.

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Industries by Share

342k
2019 Workforce
± 14,342
1.72%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 5.86%

The number of people employed as Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop has been growing at a rate of 1.72%, from 336,222 people in 2018 to 342,002 people in 2019.

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  87.7%, followed by Amusement & Recreation with 3.49% and Traveler accommodation with 3.14%.

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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 24 and of female Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop is 25, and the most common race/ethnicity for Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

54.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,732
287k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 13,151

84.1% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

59% of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15% of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop, White (Hispanic) 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

24
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.26
25
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.618

The median age of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop is 24.9, and Male employees are generally 1.01 years younger 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 Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop hold a major in Language & Linguistics.

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 Active Listening, Service Orientation, and Speaking. 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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