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Hostess
$30K-$36K / yr. (est.)
$30K
$33,455 / year
$37K
Average base salary
The salary information provided is based on data collected from various reliable sources and may vary depending on individual qualifications and other factors.

About Hostess

What does a Hostess do?

As Hostesses, we are tasked with greeting incoming guests as they enter the facility and put them on a waiting list if necessary. We also provide seated guests with menus and answering any questions related to the menu and food ingredients while taking notes and notifying the chefs of any food allergy that the client might have. We assign guests to available tables that they might prefer based on the view, close to the theater, or any other personal parameter.

Core tasks:

  • ensure that guests are happy with food and service
  • respond, and document complaints as required
  • answer phone calls, and take reservations

Insights

How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Hostess?
On average, people work 3 yrs or less in other positions prior to becoming a Hostess.
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ManagerMiami, FL - 8 months ago
eh, three years is still decent experience, could be worse 🤷
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ServerSeattle, WA - 8 months ago
I guess it's good that it doesn't take long to climb up the restaurant ladder! 😅
How Long Do Hostess Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Hostesss works in this position for 1-3 years across multiple employers.
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BartenderMiami, FL - 8 months ago
I've been tending the bar longer than 1-3 years, and trust me, the experience I gained in that time is invaluable! You can't just step behind a bar and start slinging drinks.
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HostSan Francisco, CA - 8 months ago
😡 Such disrespect! People think they can do our job after just a couple of years? We bring finesse and grace to the dining experience, and that takes a lifetime to master!
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Hostess Employees?
Moderate job changes in Hostess, showing some career movement without excessive turnover.
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Restaurant ManagerHouston, TX - 8 months ago
😤 Well, look at that! Hostesses can actually climb the ladder! This infographic is a great inspiration for my team.
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Fast FoodSan Francisco, CA - 8 months ago
Hostesses are one step away from being completely useless. I highly doubt this career path will captivate anyone.

Career path

Path to job

Discover a Hostess's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a Hostess typically studied at.
Arizona State University-Tempe
Florida State University

Path after job

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Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Hostess Employees?
Gender ratio in Hostess position: 0.148087307881122 Male and 0.851912692118878 Female. Age ratio in Hostess position: 16-20: 69%, 21-30: 29%, 31-40: 1%, 41-50: 1%, 51-60: 0%, 60+: 0%. Hostess position is predominantly female (85.2%) with the largest age group being 16-20 years old, followed by 21-30 years old.
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HostessPhoenix, AZ - 8 months ago
The real issue here is the low percentage of older individuals in hostess roles. Where's the diversity of age? 🌟
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HostessPhiladelphia, PA - 8 months ago
Age might not matter as long as the current hostesses are doing their job right. 🙌

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for Hostess?
Top employers of Hostess position: Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar, Cracker Barrel, Olive Garden. People who work in Hostess position most typically go on to work for the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar.
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HostessHouston, TX - 8 months ago
I'm so tired of these chain restaurants, give me some real Texan hospitality any day! 🤠
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HostessMiami, FL - 8 months ago
Y'all are missing out on the hidden gems in Miami! No chain even comes close to our local Latin American restaurants! 👀
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar
Cracker Barrel
Olive Garden
What Industries Does Hostess Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Hostess: Food Service, Accommodation, Arts / Entertainment / Recreation, Retail, Manufacturing. Hostess employees most likely come from a Food Service industry background.
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HostessHouston, TX - 8 months ago
I hate entitled customers who treat us like we're invisible. 😡
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HostessMiami, FL - 8 months ago
But think about all the tips we get from friendly customers! 💸

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Discussion about Hostess

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Do a lot of women work as a Hostess?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
85% are women in this profession.
How old are people who work as a Hostess?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
People working as a Hostess are 20 old on average.
Is a Hostess considered to be a senior profession?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
You need 1.5 years of experience to work as a Hostess.
What industries does a Hostess typically work in?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Food Services is the most frequent for a Hostess.
Speaking of higher education, do I need a degree as a Hostess?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
No higher education is the typical for a Hostess
As a Hostess, which company should I definitely check out for jobs?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Working as a Hostess it might be a good next step to work for Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar, Cracker Barrel, Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse and Walt Disney World
How many years do people spend as a Hostess in their career path?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
You should work for 2 years before considering changing to another role.
How common is it for a Hostess to jump from company to company?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
A typical Hostess might work for one or two companies.
What occupations do people usually work in before becoming a Hostess?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
You have a good chance of becoming a Hostess if you are working as Sales Associate, Cashier or Server
If I’m working as a Hostess, what next position could I have?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Server, Sales Associate or Cashier can be a good next step
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