Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop

Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth

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

Number of positions

2012: 5,990    2014: 6,540

Annual job postings

New: 280    Replacement: 620
(Total: 900)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
Less than high school

Work experience:

On-the-job training:

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.