Hostesses earn relatively high wages in comparison to other student or accommodation jobs. But actually how much does a hostess get paid? And which factors determine a hostess’ salary? In this article we would like to disclose our knowledge on this subject to achieve clarity and transparence. If you want to learn more about the job(s) of a host or hostess, read our article Become a hostess, which aims at further informing you.
Based on our research, hostesses in Germany earn best (11-13 €/h), closely followed by France (~10 €/h). It is already quite a gap to the UK, where hostesses averagely earn 7,75 €/h and living costs are higher. In Italy, hosts and hostesses can expect an average hourly wage of approx. 6,38 €. With a minimum wage of 5,13 €/h, in Spain hostesses will earn roughly 5,70 €/h. In Portugal, it’s even less (3,17 €/h), and if you are looking for hostess jobs in Poland, you can expect an hourly wage of merely 2€.
The range of hourly wages of promoters and hostesses who are mediated through InStaff.
In the diagram you can see how much hostesses and promoters earn at InStaff:
1) The average wage of a host / a hostess was 12.90 €/hour in 2015.
2) The highest hourly wage was 50 € (for 1.5 hours), the lowest 10 €. 3) At approx. 26 % of all jobs, you will earn 14 € or more per hour.
4) Roughly two thirds (67 %) of all hostesses and hosts are booked for wages ranging from 11 to 13 €.
The above mentioned wages are average values based on our experience and data. Wages can vary extremely and are essentially dependant on individual experience and qualifications. Language skills are especially important. If there is a lot of client contact, experience in sales conversations is naturally regarded and one can expect a higher salary. With some companies, you might be able to talk about success-related commissions adding to the regular pay.
A lot of agencies and also we at Instaff especially appreciate relevant hostess experience. If you have already worked as a hostess on a fair, you can prepare yourself accordingly and briefing will not be as intensive. Experienced hosts and hostesses can expect 14 €/hour. It gets really interesting when you can work as chef hostess, meaning you have gained so much experience that you can coordinate other hostesses. The job of a hostess includes the process of continually incorporating new hostesses. If a hostess is experienced in this process, we will really cherish this. Here and then, a highly qualified chef hostess can expect 20 €/h, summing up to a daily rate of 200 €.
Your wage as hostess is mainly dependant on these three factors: 1.) Your area of application, 2.) Your qualification und 3.) Your deployment location. Here, we will give you a few recommendations on how to get paid more as a hostess.
If you enlist at Instaff as hostess or promoter, you will receive daily job offers. You will state your preferred wage upon which the client can book you. You can follow these guidelines, which are also summarized in the video below.
Realistic wage depending on your experience:
9-10 €: No experience in hosting, promotion or events, no ratings at InStaff
11-12 €: Completed 2-3 jobs at InStaff as hostess or similar
13 €: More than 5 jobs as hostess / host, fluent in at least two languages
15-18 €: Special skills which justify such a high wage
Mind the briefing: If it is really short or in a small, poorly connected town, you can also state high wages (up to 50 €) and might get booked nonetheless.
Higher wages at special jobs: If a job requires special skills or sounds especially exhausting, you also have very good chances with a few euros more per hour.
No renegotiation: Mind all costs when calculating your wage. We never include travel or accommodation costs or renegotiate your wage.
If you are interested in becoming a host/-ess, you can easily create an online profile on our website. Once you are added to our platform, you will get job offers from our clients all over Germany. Our jobs will averagely earn you between 10 and 15 € (~13 €) per hour. Jobs for chef or model hostesses or that require special skills can earn you approx.. 20 €/hour.