Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
451,730 1.8 % $9.45 $19,650 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.86 $8.34 $8.99 $10.12 $12.24
Annual Wage (2) $16,340 $17,350 $18,700 $21,050 $25,450


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)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 247,980 2.67 $9.05 $18,820
Special Food Services 35,490 5.79 $9.83 $20,450
Motion Picture and Video Industries 35,450 9.41 $8.86 $18,440
Elementary and Secondary Schools 21,130 0.26 $11.03 $22,930
Grocery Stores 16,770 0.66 $9.83 $20,450

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 35,450 9.41 $8.86 $18,440
Special Food Services 35,490 5.79 $9.83 $20,450
Amusement Parks and Arcades 7,130 4.07 $9.75 $20,280
Vending Machine Operators 1,150 3.04 $9.78 $20,350
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 7,830 2.75 $9.56 $19,890

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 50 0.35 $15.91 $33,100
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 90 0.04 $15.63 $32,510
State Government (OES Designation) 230 0.01 $14.12 $29,370
Other General Merchandise Stores 9,630 0.54 $13.63 $28,350
Insurance Carriers 60 (7) $11.80 $24,550


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 59,040 4.01 1.18 $10.67 $22,200
Texas 34,050 3.12 0.92 $8.72 $18,140
New York 24,740 2.87 0.84 $9.94 $20,680
Florida 22,490 3.02 0.89 $9.20 $19,140
Ohio 18,300 3.57 1.05 $9.23 $19,200




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 3,890 8.52 2.50 $9.33 $19,410
Alaska 2,710 8.41 2.47 $10.06 $20,920
South Dakota 2,860 7.10 2.08 $8.95 $18,620
Hawaii 4,110 6.83 2.00 $10.61 $22,070
Idaho 4,100 6.70 1.97 $8.66 $18,020




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 850 2.84 0.83 $11.42 $23,750
District of Columbia 1,420 2.14 0.63 $10.90 $22,670
Washington 14,780 5.23 1.53 $10.87 $22,610
Nevada 3,780 3.28 0.96 $10.81 $22,480
California 59,040 4.01 1.18 $10.67 $22,200





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 14,140 2.70 0.79 $10.01 $20,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,290 2.59 0.76 $10.59 $22,030
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 9,820 4.57 1.34 $8.78 $18,260
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 8,800 2.38 0.70 $9.59 $19,950
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 8,330 5.75 1.69 $11.21 $23,320
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8,320 4.65 1.36 $9.07 $18,860
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 7,610 6.33 1.86 $11.47 $23,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 7,520 3.18 0.93 $10.15 $21,120
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 7,160 4.93 1.45 $10.70 $22,250
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 6,940 2.51 0.74 $8.91 $18,530