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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
473,860 2.2 % $11.17 $23,240 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.56 $9.29 $10.74 $12.16 $14.66
Annual Wage (2) $17,790 $19,320 $22,330 $25,280 $30,500


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 252,950 2.37 $10.77 $22,400
Special Food Services 38,340 5.34 $11.81 $24,560
Motion Picture and Video Industries 29,780 7.26 $10.44 $21,710
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 25,100 0.86 $11.38 $23,680
Elementary and Secondary Schools 24,300 0.28 $12.30 $25,590

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 29,780 7.26 $10.44 $21,710
Book Stores and News Dealers 4,520 5.76 $10.88 $22,630
Special Food Services 38,340 5.34 $11.81 $24,560
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 9,620 3.08 $11.45 $23,810
Amusement Parks and Arcades 5,410 2.62 $10.96 $22,800

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) 250 0.01 $15.22 $31,650
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 730 0.05 $14.11 $29,340
Animal Slaughtering and Processing (8) (8) $13.68 $28,450
Offices of Physicians 40 (7) $13.55 $28,190
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $13.47 $28,010


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 42,580 2.50 0.76 $13.52 $28,120
New Jersey 35,460 8.76 2.67 $10.48 $21,800
Texas 35,400 2.92 0.89 $10.16 $21,140
Florida 33,980 3.95 1.21 $10.08 $20,970
New York 28,040 2.99 0.91 $12.35 $25,680




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)
South Dakota 4,010 9.51 2.90 $10.51 $21,860
New Jersey 35,460 8.76 2.67 $10.48 $21,800
Rhode Island 3,790 7.86 2.40 $11.83 $24,610
Maine 4,610 7.61 2.32 $11.08 $23,040
Hawaii 4,470 6.97 2.13 $12.05 $25,060




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 2,060 2.90 0.89 $15.28 $31,780
California 42,580 2.50 0.76 $13.52 $28,120
Washington 13,770 4.22 1.29 $13.33 $27,720
Massachusetts 21,330 5.97 1.82 $12.88 $26,780
Oregon 11,990 6.36 1.94 $12.51 $26,020





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 44,390 4.67 1.43 $11.39 $23,690
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 16,580 6.01 1.84 $12.86 $26,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 15,180 2.48 0.76 $12.97 $26,970
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 14,830 3.20 0.98 $11.70 $24,340
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 12,180 4.70 1.44 $10.26 $21,340
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 11,060 5.65 1.73 $11.14 $23,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 10,750 3.43 1.05 $12.32 $25,620
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 10,100 3.39 1.03 $10.05 $20,910
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 9,940 4.84 1.48 $12.27 $25,530
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 9,470 3.32 1.02 $10.30 $21,430