Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
412,830 1.4 % $10.29 $21,400 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.15 $8.72 $9.27 $10.85 $14.04
Annual Wage (2) $16,950 $18,140 $19,280 $22,560 $29,210


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 264,160 2.66 $9.95 $20,690
Traveler Accommodation 51,010 2.69 $11.88 $24,700
Special Food Services 20,960 3.15 $10.85 $22,570
Elementary and Secondary Schools 13,710 0.16 $10.12 $21,040
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 11,530 0.97 $10.32 $21,460

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 780 6.17 $9.23 $19,190
Special Food Services 20,960 3.15 $10.85 $22,570
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 9,950 2.69 $10.56 $21,970
Traveler Accommodation 51,010 2.69 $11.88 $24,700
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 264,160 2.66 $9.95 $20,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $17.71 $36,840
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 180 0.15 $12.14 $25,260
Traveler Accommodation 51,010 2.69 $11.88 $24,700
Beverage Manufacturing 490 0.24 $11.81 $24,550
Amusement Parks and Arcades (8) (8) $11.52 $23,960


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 66,720 4.31 1.44 $11.02 $22,920
Texas 36,920 3.19 1.07 $9.29 $19,330
New York 34,300 3.82 1.28 $11.79 $24,530
Florida 32,210 4.06 1.36 $10.57 $21,980
Illinois 17,330 2.96 0.99 $10.29 $21,390



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 12,820 10.40 3.47 $11.31 $23,520
South Dakota 2,980 7.21 2.41 $9.71 $20,190
Hawaii 4,420 7.13 2.38 $14.35 $29,840
District of Columbia 4,230 6.26 2.09 $11.84 $24,630
California 66,720 4.31 1.44 $11.02 $22,920



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 4,420 7.13 2.38 $14.35 $29,840
Alaska 980 3.00 1.00 $11.88 $24,700
District of Columbia 4,230 6.26 2.09 $11.84 $24,630
New York 34,300 3.82 1.28 $11.79 $24,530
Washington 7,770 2.60 0.87 $11.76 $24,470




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 24,310 3.75 1.25 $12.06 $25,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 18,570 4.52 1.51 $10.60 $22,040
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 11,480 3.22 1.07 $10.40 $21,620
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 10,960 12.10 4.04 $11.77 $24,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,970 4.12 1.38 $10.97 $22,820
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 9,700 3.31 1.11 $9.23 $19,200
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,160 3.50 1.17 $10.08 $20,960
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 7,380 5.46 1.82 $10.93 $22,730
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 7,340 3.91 1.31 $10.33 $21,490
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 7,170 4.71 1.57 $11.41 $23,730