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Occupational Employment Statistics


35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop

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

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5,410138$14.74/hr$12.01/hr$13.37/hr$14.59/hr$15.46/hr$17.41/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities20$14.66/hr
Professional and Business Services20$16.78/hr
Leisure and Hospitality7,710$14.49/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 90$13.52/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 140$13.65/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 140$13.56/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 170$13.75/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 220$13.29/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 280$13.53/hr21.6%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 280$12.85/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 310$14.12/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 350$14.08/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 400$13.75/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 430$13.43/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 450$13.75/hr22.0%
Northeast Minnesota 460$13.43/hr19.3%
Southeast Minnesota 500$13.53/hr21.3%
Central Minnesota 670$13.90/hr23.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5,410$14.59/hr21.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 6,060$14.59/hrN/A
Minnesota 7,770$14.49/hr22.0%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Fast Food and Counter Workers 57,230$14.79/hr12.4%
Waiters and Waitresses 38,760$11.82/hr17.4%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 2,180$15.43/hr57.5%
Retail Salespersons 67,280$17.34/hr-3.0%
Gambling Dealers 1,180$12.28/hr35.1%

  • Provide guests with menus.
  • Greet guests and seat them at tables or in waiting areas.
  • Operate cash registers to accept payments for food and beverages.
  • Assign patrons to tables suitable for their needs and according to rotation so that servers receive an appropriate number of seatings.
  • Answer telephone calls and respond to inquiries or transfer calls.
  • Maintain contact with kitchen staff, management, serving staff, and customers to ensure that dining details are handled properly and customers' concerns are addressed.
  • Speak with patrons to ensure satisfaction with food and service, to respond to complaints, or to make conversation.
  • Assist other restaurant workers by serving food and beverages, or by bussing tables.
  • Inform patrons of establishment specialties and features.
  • Take and prepare to-go orders.