Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop

General Information

Description

Welcome patrons, seat them at tables or in lounge, and help ensure quality of facilities and service.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit94.95%
  2. Private, not for profit2.08%
  3. Self-employed1.92%
  4. State and local government0.66%
  5. Federal government0.21%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of food and beverage serving and related workers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 1,032,100 openings for food and beverage serving and related workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$23,880

State-by-state Salary

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$34,310
$18,270
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 62%
  • Less than high school 31%
  • Bachelor's degree 5%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Food Production
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Computers and Electronics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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