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Host/Hostess Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$24,959 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Host/Hostess is $24,959 a year and $12 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Host/Hostess is between $24,959 and $25,314. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Greets guests arriving at country club, catered social function, or other gathering place.
  • Introduces guests and explains planned activities, such as dancing or games.
  • Gives directions to personnel engaged in serving of refreshments.
  • May plan menus and supervise activities of food-service workers.
  • May plan and participate in social activities, games, and sports, depending on nature of establishment or function.
  • May deposit or pick up guests at railway station, home, or other location as directed.
Host/Hostess Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Amusement and Recreation Attendants

Job family population: 310,970

Estimated population of Host/Hostess jobs: 8,524

Rate of error: 5.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
3 %


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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Host/Hostess Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

HOST/HOSTESS at The Art Institute of Chicago
May 15
Chicago, IL, USA
Compass Group
We have an opening for an On-Call HOST/HOSTESS position. * Location : 111 S Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60603 Note: online applications accepted only. * Schedule : Shifts will vary, weekends included.
Apr 30
Chicago, IL, USA
Ditka's Chicago
We are looking to hire Host/ess: *Ditka's Restaurant, located in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast between Rush & Michigan, is a Chicago Landmark. Ditka's has a decidedly understated sports motif ...
May 15
Wilmette, IL, USA
Mather LifeWays
We are seeking a full-time host/hostess to help create outstanding culinary experiences by greeting residents, family members, and guests in the multiple restaurants within our senior living ...
Host / Hostess
Apr 17
Chicago, IL, USA
The Whale Chicago
A host sets the stage for the experience by making a positive impression. A host is defined as "a person who receives or entertains other people as guests". Hosts are the first impression as guests ...
Hosts/ Hostesses - Starting at $10 per hour!
May 23
Oak Brook, USA
Red Robin
Host/Hostess Responsible for providing a great first impression by displaying a friendly demeanor and escorting Guests to tables - the host will take reservations with a wait list when necessary.
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