Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

Facilitate food service. Clean tables, remove dirty dishes, replace soiled table linens; set tables; replenish supply of clean linens, silverware, glassware, and dishes; supply service bar with food; and serve items such as water, condiments, and coffee to patrons.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
390,920 1.4 % $9.29 $19,320 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.55 $7.94 $8.75 $9.62 $12.08
Annual Wage (2) $15,710 $16,520 $18,190 $20,000 $25,140


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Full-Service Restaurants 228,300 5.12 $8.98 $18,680
Traveler Accommodation 39,680 2.37 $10.60 $22,050
Limited-Service Eating Places 24,850 0.62 $8.65 $18,000
Special Food Services 22,400 4.07 $9.70 $20,170
Elementary and Secondary Schools 13,320 0.16 $10.18 $21,180

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rooming and Boarding Houses 670 6.13 $9.16 $19,060
Full-Service Restaurants 228,300 5.12 $8.98 $18,680
Special Food Services 22,400 4.07 $9.70 $20,170
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 8,590 2.49 $9.60 $19,960
Traveler Accommodation 39,680 2.37 $10.60 $22,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $15.34 $31,910
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 50 0.02 $12.04 $25,050
Facilities Support Services (8) (8) $11.43 $23,780
Other Personal Services 190 0.08 $11.10 $23,100
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,700 0.03 $11.05 $22,990


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 57,630 4.12 1.34 $9.52 $19,800
Texas 33,990 3.37 1.10 $8.50 $17,680
Florida 31,130 4.38 1.43 $8.79 $18,290
New York 22,490 2.70 0.88 $9.75 $20,290
Illinois 18,670 3.38 1.10 $9.74 $20,270




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 11,160 10.02 3.26 $10.80 $22,470
Hawaii 4,240 7.41 2.41 $11.04 $22,970
South Dakota 2,210 5.70 1.85 $8.73 $18,150
District of Columbia 3,620 5.67 1.84 $10.94 $22,750
Florida 31,130 4.38 1.43 $8.79 $18,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 9,990 3.20 1.04 $11.23 $23,350
Hawaii 4,240 7.41 2.41 $11.04 $22,970
District of Columbia 3,620 5.67 1.84 $10.94 $22,750
Nevada 11,160 10.02 3.26 $10.80 $22,470
Vermont 800 2.78 0.90 $10.27 $21,350

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 14,750 3.86 1.26 $9.30 $19,350
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 13,570 2.72 0.89 $10.39 $21,600
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 13,040 3.68 1.20 $9.92 $20,630
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 9,400 3.77 1.22 $8.69 $18,070
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 9,010 11.16 3.63 $11.40 $23,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,080 3.53 1.15 $10.56 $21,950
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 7,470 6.03 1.96 $9.17 $19,070
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 6,180 4.50 1.46 $9.63 $20,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 6,110 2.78 0.90 $8.87 $18,460
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,810 3.45 1.12 $9.03 $18,780




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 1,870 13.80 4.49 $10.95 $22,780
Ocean City, NJ 500 13.35 4.34 $9.00 $18,720
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 9,010 11.16 3.63 $11.40 $23,710
Naples-Marco Island, FL 1,070 9.78 3.18 $9.17 $19,070
Lawrence, KS 410 8.89 2.89 $8.46 $17,600
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 880 8.23 2.68 $8.14 $16,920
Punta Gorda, FL 310 8.08 2.63 $8.22 $17,090
Reno-Sparks, NV 1,530 8.06 2.62 $8.23 $17,120
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 660 8.00 2.60 $9.19 $19,110
Napa, CA 440 7.29 2.37 $9.51 $19,780




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 5,110 5.38 1.75 $12.21 $25,410
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 5,390 3.25 1.06 $11.99 $24,930
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 9,010 11.16 3.63 $11.40 $23,710
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 290 1.85 0.60 $11.33 $23,570
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 1,160 5.90 1.92 $11.07 $23,020
Honolulu, HI 2,650 6.31 2.05 $10.96 $22,800
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 1,870 13.80 4.49 $10.95 $22,780
Huntsville, AL 60 0.28 0.09 $10.90 $22,670
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 220 2.93 0.95 $10.82 $22,510
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 120 2.19 0.71 $10.75 $22,370

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 1,580 10.48 3.41 $11.18 $23,250
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 780 4.61 1.50 $13.41 $27,900
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 740 1.97 0.64 $8.24 $17,130
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 700 9.54 3.10 $10.56 $21,960
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 700 5.73 1.86 $8.52 $17,720

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 1,580 10.48 3.41 $11.18 $23,250
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 700 9.54 3.10 $10.56 $21,960
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 300 8.56 2.78 $8.82 $18,340
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 360 7.50 2.44 $9.69 $20,150
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 670 6.92 2.25 $8.11 $16,880

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 110 5.07 1.65 $15.02 $31,230
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.65 $28,400
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 780 4.61 1.50 $13.41 $27,900
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.55 0.18 $12.51 $26,020
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 110 1.29