Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
391,290 1.3 % $9.40 $19,540 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.74 $8.25 $8.86 $9.57 $12.25
Annual Wage (2) $16,090 $17,170 $18,420 $19,900 $25,490


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 228,850 5.03 $9.09 $18,900
Traveler Accommodation 41,580 2.45 $10.75 $22,350
Limited-Service Eating Places 22,830 0.56 $8.80 $18,310
Special Food Services 21,450 3.75 $9.84 $20,480
Elementary and Secondary Schools 13,940 0.17 $10.10 $21,010

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 800 7.25 $9.22 $19,180
Full-Service Restaurants 228,850 5.03 $9.09 $18,900
Special Food Services 21,450 3.75 $9.84 $20,480
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 9,590 2.76 $9.50 $19,750
Traveler Accommodation 41,580 2.45 $10.75 $22,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beverage Manufacturing 130 0.08 $12.86 $26,760
Insurance Carriers (8) (8) $12.73 $26,480
Facilities Support Services (8) (8) $11.77 $24,490
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,370 0.03 $11.22 $23,330
State Government (OES Designation) 280 0.01 $11.13 $23,140


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 61,380 4.37 1.43 $9.71 $20,200
Florida 33,210 4.64 1.52 $8.82 $18,350
Texas 32,190 3.12 1.02 $8.60 $17,900
New York 25,560 3.03 0.99 $9.66 $20,100
Illinois 18,590 3.33 1.09 $9.86 $20,500




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 11,050 9.93 3.25 $11.18 $23,250
Hawaii 4,540 7.86 2.58 $11.15 $23,200
District of Columbia 3,860 5.98 1.96 $11.01 $22,900
South Dakota 2,300 5.84 1.92 $8.92 $18,550
Florida 33,210 4.64 1.52 $8.82 $18,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 11,050 9.93 3.25 $11.18 $23,250
Hawaii 4,540 7.86 2.58 $11.15 $23,200
District of Columbia 3,860 5.98 1.96 $11.01 $22,900
Massachusetts 8,560 2.71 0.89 $10.95 $22,790
Washington 8,430 3.10 1.02 $10.48 $21,800





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 16,730 4.38 1.43 $9.73 $20,240
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 15,060 2.97 0.98 $10.15 $21,110
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 13,530 3.78 1.24 $10.01 $20,820
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 8,950 11.11 3.64 $11.79 $24,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,880 3.84 1.26 $10.71 $22,280
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,590 3.37 1.10 $8.71 $18,120
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 7,420 6.01 1.97 $8.98 $18,670
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 6,730 6.91 2.27 $9.18 $19,100
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 6,080 4.39 1.44 $10.03 $20,870
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 6,000 6.25 2.05 $12.14 $25,240




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)
Ocean City, NJ 520 14.25 4.67 $8.76 $18,220
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 1,750 13.08 4.29 $10.65 $22,150
Napa, CA 690 11.12 3.65 $9.38 $19,510
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 8,950 11.11 3.64 $11.79 $24,530
Palm Coast, FL 160 9.22 3.02 $8.27 $17,210
Naples-Marco Island, FL 950 8.54 2.80 $9.74 $20,250
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 900 8.24 2.70 $8.31 $17,280
Flagstaff, AZ 460 8.17 2.68 $8.44 $17,550
Lawrence, KS 370 8.14 2.67 $8.43 $17,520
Reno-Sparks, NV 1,450 7.69 2.52 $8.40 $17,470