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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop

Serve food to diners at counter or from a steam table. Counter attendants who also wait tables are included in "Waiters and Waitresses" (35-3031).


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)
476,940 2.0 % $10.83 $22,530 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.47 $9.14 $10.23 $11.74 $14.26
Annual Wage (2) $17,620 $19,020 $21,280 $24,420 $29,650


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 250,370 2.38 $10.43 $21,700
Special Food Services 38,690 5.57 $11.34 $23,590
Motion Picture and Video Industries 30,120 7.06 $9.88 $20,560
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 26,950 0.92 $11.10 $23,080
Elementary and Secondary Schools 21,630 0.26 $11.68 $24,290

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 30,120 7.06 $9.88 $20,560
Special Food Services 38,690 5.57 $11.34 $23,590
Book Stores and News Dealers 3,900 4.70 $10.22 $21,260
Amusement Parks and Arcades 8,790 4.44 $10.88 $22,620
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 8,060 2.60 $11.11 $23,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 290 0.01 $14.55 $30,250
General Merchandise Stores 13,390 0.42 $14.49 $30,150
Educational Support Services 40 0.02 $14.29 $29,710
Offices of Physicians 50 (7) $13.46 $27,990
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,850 0.09 $13.27 $27,600


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 44,500 2.67 0.80 $12.99 $27,030
Texas 42,200 3.55 1.06 $9.90 $20,590
Florida 36,070 4.28 1.28 $10.06 $20,930
New Jersey 31,890 7.96 2.38 $10.20 $21,210
New York 28,970 3.15 0.94 $11.81 $24,570




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)
Alaska 2,540 7.97 2.38 $11.77 $24,480
New Jersey 31,890 7.96 2.38 $10.20 $21,210
South Dakota 3,300 7.87 2.35 $10.39 $21,610
Hawaii 4,840 7.65 2.29 $12.06 $25,090
Maine 4,250 7.09 2.12 $10.36 $21,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 2,120 3.00 0.90 $13.98 $29,090
Washington 14,550 4.57 1.37 $13.09 $27,220
California 44,500 2.67 0.80 $12.99 $27,030
Massachusetts 22,550 6.39 1.91 $12.22 $25,430
Nevada 4,520 3.45 1.03 $12.11 $25,200



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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 31,970 4.78 1.43 $11.14 $23,170
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 15,440 5.27 1.58 $9.66 $20,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 12,940 2.92 0.87 $13.23 $27,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 12,510 6.47 1.94 $10.62 $22,100
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 12,190 6.63 1.98 $12.41 $25,810
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 11,530 3.15 0.94 $11.53 $23,990
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 9,410 4.75 1.42 $11.77 $24,480
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 8,140 7.15 2.14 $9.81 $20,410
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 7,500 6.21 1.85 $10.62 $22,100
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 7,120 6.10 1.82 $10.34 $21,510


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ocean City, NJ 530 13.79 4.12 $10.09 $21,000
Waterbury, CT 910 13.35 3.99 $10.63 $22,120
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 890 11.99 3.58 $13.29 $27,640
Bangor, ME 770 11.97 3.58 $9.82 $20,420
Lewiston, ID-WA 300 11.17 3.34 $10.06 $20,930
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, MA NECTA Division 460 10.58 3.16 $12.13 $25,230
Anchorage, AK 1,790 10.32 3.08 $11.70 $24,330
Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA NECTA Division 910 9.56 2.86 $11.88 $24,700
Leominster-Gardner, MA 480 9.44 2.82 $11.51 $23,950
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 2,690 9.06 2.71 $13.86 $28,830