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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
Industry profile for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
Geographic profile for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

National estimates for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
374,940 1.6 % $ 12.64 $ 26,300 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 8.78 $ 9.69 $ 12.03 $ 14.12 $ 17.29
Annual Wage (2) $ 18,260 $ 20,160 $ 25,010 $ 29,370 $ 35,970


Industry profile for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 226,190 2.51 $ 12.37 $ 25,730
Traveler Accommodation 42,740 2.82 $ 13.74 $ 28,570
Elementary and Secondary Schools 19,650 0.24 $ 13.39 $ 27,850
Special Food Services 19,210 3.44 $ 12.82 $ 26,660
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 9,950 3.51 $ 12.31 $ 25,600

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rooming and Boarding Houses 820 8.23 $ 11.35 $ 23,600
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 9,950 3.51 $ 12.31 $ 25,600
Special Food Services 19,210 3.44 $ 12.82 $ 26,660
Traveler Accommodation 42,740 2.82 $ 13.74 $ 28,570
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 226,190 2.51 $ 12.37 $ 25,730

Top paying industries for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) $ 18.76 $ 39,020
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 150 0.06 $ 16.58 $ 34,480
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 420 0.18 $ 15.85 $ 32,970
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,330 0.14 $ 15.27 $ 31,770
Real Estate (8) (8) $ 14.90 $ 30,990


Geographic profile for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 58,590 3.57 1.32 $ 15.10 $ 31,410
Texas 38,850 3.21 1.19 $ 10.30 $ 21,420
New York 32,770 3.77 1.40 $ 16.44 $ 34,190
Florida 32,280 3.82 1.42 $ 11.15 $ 23,200
Illinois 14,620 2.60 0.96 $ 11.82 $ 24,580




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 10,440 8.35 3.10 $ 12.73 $ 26,490
South Dakota 2,470 6.01 2.23 $ 11.34 $ 23,590
Hawaii 3,320 5.78 2.14 $ 19.73 $ 41,030
Kansas 5,400 4.05 1.50 $ 10.44 $ 21,720
Florida 32,280 3.82 1.42 $ 11.15 $ 23,200




Top paying states for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 3,320 5.78 2.14 $ 19.73 $ 41,030
District of Columbia 2,570 3.73 1.38 $ 18.16 $ 37,780
New York 32,770 3.77 1.40 $ 16.44 $ 34,190
Washington 6,750 2.11 0.78 $ 16.41 $ 34,140
Massachusetts 7,300 2.18 0.81 $ 15.36 $ 31,950





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 29,070 3.29 1.22 $ 16.38 $ 34,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 22,930 3.94 1.46 $ 14.91 $ 31,000
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 12,940 2.97 1.10 $ 11.73 $ 24,410
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 11,060 3.73 1.38 $ 10.35 $ 21,530
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 10,460 2.91 1.08 $ 10.31 $ 21,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 9,120 3.02 1.12 $ 14.45 $ 30,060
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 8,980 9.95 3.69 $ 12.98 $ 27,000
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 8,430 7.07 2.62 $ 11.29 $ 23,480
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 8,030 3.20 1.19 $ 11.20 $ 23,290
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 7,260 3.12 1.16 $ 18.14 $ 37,720




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 720 10.74 3.98 $ 19.42 $ 40,390
Lawrence, KS 470 10.62 3.94 $ 9.03 $ 18,780
Ithaca, NY 490 10.62 3.94 $ 17.30 $ 35,980
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 8,980 9.95 3.69 $ 12.98 $ 27,000
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 980 8.81 3.27 $ 13.17 $ 27,400
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 1,280 8.76 3.25 $ 11.95 $ 24,850
Napa, CA 540 7.77 2.88 $ 14.26 $ 29,650
Missoula, MT 450 7.66 2.84 $ 9.90 $ 20,600
Sioux Falls, SD 1,110 7.23 2.68 $ 11.10 $ 23,100
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 1,860 7.12 2.64 $ 10.43 $ 21,690