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

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

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 1,0441,142 9.410 7887
United States 376,400393,200 4.41,670 26,71028,380

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 10.298.178.79 9.6011.2813.76
Alaska 11.209.759.76 9.7611.1914.54
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 11.259.759.75 9.7610.9815.96
Fairbanks North Star Borough 11.099.769.78 10.6311.7013.71
Southeast Region 10.959.769.78 10.7011.7012.98
Balance of State 10.899.759.76 10.3111.4312.07

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,270283 22.37.6 5.2
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation712
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation63
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,218
Number of job position postings 78
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 15.6

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training