Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
410,460 1.3 % $9.86 $20,510 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.98 $8.42 $9.02 $10.33 $13.48
Annual Wage (2) $16,600 $17,510 $18,760 $21,490 $28,030


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 260,140 2.70 $9.49 $19,740
Traveler Accommodation 50,580 2.72 $11.31 $23,530
Special Food Services 23,440 3.69 $10.58 $22,000
Elementary and Secondary Schools 12,220 0.15 $10.13 $21,080
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 11,780 1.02 $10.06 $20,920

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 710 5.71 $9.13 $18,990
Special Food Services 23,440 3.69 $10.58 $22,000
Traveler Accommodation 50,580 2.72 $11.31 $23,530
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 260,140 2.70 $9.49 $19,740
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 9,680 2.67 $10.26 $21,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 50 0.02 $11.62 $24,160
Other Residential Care Facilities 30 0.02 $11.56 $24,050
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,810 0.03 $11.53 $23,990
Traveler Accommodation 50,580 2.72 $11.31 $23,530
State Government (OES Designation) 120 0.01 $11.26 $23,420


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 65,180 4.31 1.42 $10.05 $20,900
Texas 34,500 3.07 1.01 $9.07 $18,870
New York 33,550 3.81 1.25 $10.78 $22,430
Florida 31,580 4.12 1.36 $10.01 $20,830
Illinois 15,800 2.74 0.90 $10.47 $21,770



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 14,170 11.91 3.92 $11.68 $24,300
Hawaii 4,580 7.48 2.46 $13.31 $27,680
South Dakota 2,830 6.91 2.28 $9.02 $18,770
District of Columbia 3,720 5.51 1.81 $11.23 $23,350
California 65,180 4.31 1.42 $10.05 $20,900



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 4,580 7.48 2.46 $13.31 $27,680
Nevada 14,170 11.91 3.92 $11.68 $24,300
Alaska 1,040 3.19 1.05 $11.36 $23,630
Massachusetts 9,500 2.86 0.94 $11.26 $23,420
Washington 8,560 2.95 0.97 $11.23 $23,360




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 22,690 4.21 1.39 $11.12 $23,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 18,340 4.52 1.49 $9.55 $19,870
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 12,150 13.95 4.59 $12.18 $25,340
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 11,350 3.02 1.00 $10.65 $22,150
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 9,090 3.20 1.05 $9.18 $19,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 8,630 3.63 1.19 $10.29 $21,410
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 7,620 5.77 1.90 $9.72 $20,210
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,560 3.38 1.11 $9.56 $19,890
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 7,220 3.95 1.30 $9.98 $20,750
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 6,530 4.40 1.45 $10.97 $22,810