Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
409,700 1.2 % $9.59 $19,940 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.87 $8.34 $8.95 $9.92 $12.77
Annual Wage (2) $16,370 $17,350 $18,610 $20,630 $26,560


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 263,270 2.84 $9.22 $19,180
Traveler Accommodation 46,380 2.62 $11.08 $23,050
Special Food Services 23,700 3.87 $10.12 $21,050
Elementary and Secondary Schools 11,530 0.14 $10.19 $21,200
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 11,080 0.99 $9.72 $20,220

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 880 7.50 $9.18 $19,080
Special Food Services 23,700 3.87 $10.12 $21,050
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 263,270 2.84 $9.22 $19,180
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 9,520 2.68 $9.72 $20,220
Traveler Accommodation 46,380 2.62 $11.08 $23,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beverage Manufacturing 300 0.17 $12.29 $25,570
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 40 0.02 $11.71 $24,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,540 0.03 $11.43 $23,770
Other Residential Care Facilities 50 0.03 $11.30 $23,490
Traveler Accommodation 46,380 2.62 $11.08 $23,050


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 67,980 4.62 1.50 $9.93 $20,660
Florida 32,920 4.42 1.43 $9.53 $19,820
Texas 32,650 2.99 0.97 $8.75 $18,200
New York 32,210 3.73 1.21 $9.87 $20,530
Illinois 17,060 2.99 0.97 $10.13 $21,060




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 12,760 11.08 3.58 $11.59 $24,110
Hawaii 4,560 7.57 2.45 $12.07 $25,100
South Dakota 2,720 6.76 2.19 $8.97 $18,660
District of Columbia 3,450 5.19 1.68 $11.02 $22,920
California 67,980 4.62 1.50 $9.93 $20,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 4,560 7.57 2.45 $12.07 $25,100
Nevada 12,760 11.08 3.58 $11.59 $24,110
Massachusetts 9,310 2.86 0.92 $11.52 $23,960
District of Columbia 3,450 5.19 1.68 $11.02 $22,920
Washington 8,800 3.11 1.01 $10.90 $22,670





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 21,530 4.11 1.33 $10.18 $21,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 19,570 4.92 1.59 $9.86 $20,510
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 12,800 3.46 1.12 $10.27 $21,370
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 10,820 12.89 4.17 $12.12 $25,210
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 9,130 3.31 1.07 $8.88 $18,470
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 8,210 6.36 2.06 $9.04 $18,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,110 3.43 1.11 $10.31 $21,430
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 7,670 7.36 2.38 $9.51 $19,780
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 6,600 4.54 1.47 $11.13 $23,160
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 6,400 6.12 1.98 $11.59 $24,100