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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 9981,093 9.5120 114244
United States 409,200437,500 6.948,800 46,30097,930

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 11.548.469.27 11.1012.6715.17
Alaska 12.5010.6010.73 11.7413.5315.13
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 12.1010.6010.72 11.3213.2014.96
Balance of State 13.3310.6011.19 12.3013.9415.67

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