Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop

Serve food to diners at counter or from a steam table. Counter attendants who also wait tables are included in "Waiters and Waitresses" (35-3031).


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)
441,830 1.9 % $9.35 $19,450 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.73 $8.26 $8.90 $9.82 $12.00
Annual Wage (2) $16,080 $17,170 $18,510 $20,430 $24,960


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)
Limited-Service Eating Places 217,840 5.31 $8.85 $18,410
Special Food Services 39,890 6.98 $9.71 $20,190
Motion Picture and Video Industries 36,020 10.22 $8.88 $18,480
Elementary and Secondary Schools 27,880 0.33 $10.68 $22,210
Full-Service Restaurants 18,050 0.40 $9.45 $19,660

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 36,020 10.22 $8.88 $18,480
Special Food Services 39,890 6.98 $9.71 $20,190
Limited-Service Eating Places 217,840 5.31 $8.85 $18,410
Amusement Parks and Arcades 5,670 3.46 $10.18 $21,170
Specialty Food Stores 6,970 3.21 $9.33 $19,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.02 $16.59 $34,500
State Government (OES Designation) 270 0.01 $15.43 $32,090
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 70 0.49 $14.44 $30,040
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 100 0.05 $13.85 $28,810
Other General Merchandise Stores 8,500 0.55 $13.01 $27,070


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 61,040 4.35 1.26 $10.23 $21,270
New York 31,520 3.74 1.09 $9.56 $19,890
Texas 31,200 3.03 0.88 $8.47 $17,610
Florida 20,320 2.84 0.82 $9.07 $18,870
Washington 19,080 7.01 2.04 $10.13 $21,070




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)
Rhode Island 4,060 9.01 2.62 $8.98 $18,680
South Dakota 3,130 7.97 2.31 $8.82 $18,340
Idaho 4,210 7.10 2.06 $8.88 $18,470
Washington 19,080 7.01 2.04 $10.13 $21,070
Maryland 14,730 5.94 1.72 $9.37 $19,490




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 3,960 3.56 1.03 $11.07 $23,030
District of Columbia 1,420 2.20 0.64 $10.58 $22,020
California 61,040 4.35 1.26 $10.23 $21,270
Hawaii 3,250 5.63 1.63 $10.17 $21,150
Alaska 1,550 4.96 1.44 $10.15 $21,110





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 17,300 3.42 0.99 $10.15 $21,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 12,930 3.38 0.98 $9.84 $20,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 10,540 4.56 1.32 $10.43 $21,700
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 8,800 6.42 1.87 $10.50 $21,830
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,400 3.29 0.96 $8.45 $17,580
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 7,940 4.67 1.36 $9.17 $19,070
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,280 4.25 1.24 $8.92 $18,560
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,130 3.49 1.01 $8.35 $17,370
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 7,050 1.97 0.57 $9.68 $20,140
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 6,690 6.97 2.02 $10.85 $22,570




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)
New Bedford, MA 810 12.96 3.76 $9.06 $18,850
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 3,290 12.89 3.74 $9.81 $20,410
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA 460 12.01 3.49 $9.47 $19,700
Bellingham, WA 890 11.95 3.47 $9.68 $20,130
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 460 11.01 3.20 $10.32 $21,460
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 910 10.92 3.17 $10.04 $20,890
Rapid City, SD 570 9.80 2.84 $8.78 $18,260
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 5,190 9.68 2.81 $8.97 $18,670
Boise City-Nampa, ID 2,350 9.21 2.67 $9.03 $18,780
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 420 9.11 2.64 $8.42 $17,520