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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
477,270 1.4 % $12.03 $25,020 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.59 $9.42 $11.28 $13.05 $16.63
Annual Wage (2) $17,870 $19,590 $23,470 $27,140 $34,600


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 301,290 2.79 $11.77 $24,480
Traveler Accommodation 61,330 2.99 $13.26 $27,580
Special Food Services 23,320 3.18 $12.17 $25,320
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 14,010 3.52 $11.78 $24,500
Elementary and Secondary Schools 13,710 0.16 $12.58 $26,170

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 750 6.43 $10.29 $21,410
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 14,010 3.52 $11.78 $24,500
Special Food Services 23,320 3.18 $12.17 $25,320
Traveler Accommodation 61,330 2.99 $13.26 $27,580
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 301,290 2.79 $11.77 $24,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 80 0.06 $17.41 $36,200
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) $17.20 $35,780
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors (8) (8) $15.39 $32,010
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (8) (8) $15.01 $31,210
Real Estate (8) (8) $14.90 $31,000


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 75,960 4.37 1.34 $13.83 $28,770
Texas 45,250 3.64 1.12 $10.00 $20,790
Florida 41,630 4.73 1.46 $10.71 $22,280
New York 40,770 4.28 1.32 $15.58 $32,400
Illinois 23,760 3.94 1.21 $11.14 $23,170




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 14,980 10.75 3.31 $11.44 $23,790
Hawaii 5,070 7.98 2.46 $18.88 $39,260
District of Columbia 4,510 6.23 1.92 $17.28 $35,950
South Dakota 2,540 5.97 1.84 $10.94 $22,750
Rhode Island 2,320 4.80 1.48 $12.18 $25,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 5,070 7.98 2.46 $18.88 $39,260
District of Columbia 4,510 6.23 1.92 $17.28 $35,950
New York 40,770 4.28 1.32 $15.58 $32,400
Massachusetts 10,350 2.86 0.88 $14.85 $30,880
Washington 9,590 2.89 0.89 $14.83 $30,840





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 39,060 4.05 1.24 $15.48 $32,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 29,600 4.74 1.46 $13.79 $28,680
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 21,140 4.52 1.39 $11.19 $23,270
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 12,970 12.72 3.91 $11.67 $24,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 12,720 4.00 1.23 $14.08 $29,280
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 12,620 9.77 3.01 $10.80 $22,470
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 12,480 3.41 1.05 $9.89 $20,570
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 12,170 3.99 1.23 $10.13 $21,070
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 10,690 4.04 1.24 $10.50 $21,840
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 9,700 3.92 1.21 $16.85 $35,040