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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
455,700 1.3 % $11.52 $23,950 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.51 $9.27 $10.71 $12.20 $15.50
Annual Wage (2) $17,700 $19,290 $22,270 $25,370 $32,240


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 298,300 2.79 $11.29 $23,480
Traveler Accommodation 57,510 2.88 $12.73 $26,480
Special Food Services 19,750 2.75 $11.97 $24,900
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 13,250 3.39 $11.45 $23,810
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 11,680 0.89 $11.42 $23,750

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 810 6.79 $10.26 $21,340
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 13,250 3.39 $11.45 $23,810
Traveler Accommodation 57,510 2.88 $12.73 $26,480
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 298,300 2.79 $11.29 $23,480
Special Food Services 19,750 2.75 $11.97 $24,900

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) $17.98 $37,400
Legal Services 50 (7) $16.60 $34,520
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 60 0.01 $14.49 $30,150
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 410 2.51 $14.05 $29,220
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 40 0.02 $14.04 $29,210


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 79,710 4.69 1.49 $12.99 $27,020
Florida 38,680 4.49 1.43 $10.43 $21,700
New York 36,300 3.87 1.23 $14.31 $29,760
Texas 36,040 2.97 0.94 $9.96 $20,720
Illinois 22,780 3.80 1.21 $10.26 $21,340




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 13,380 9.93 3.16 $11.84 $24,640
Hawaii 5,210 8.12 2.58 $17.76 $36,930
District of Columbia 4,890 6.86 2.18 $16.70 $34,730
South Dakota 2,720 6.43 2.04 $10.49 $21,820
California 79,710 4.69 1.49 $12.99 $27,020




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 5,210 8.12 2.58 $17.76 $36,930
District of Columbia 4,890 6.86 2.18 $16.70 $34,730
New York 36,300 3.87 1.23 $14.31 $29,760
Massachusetts 9,160 2.57 0.81 $14.19 $29,520
Vermont 860 2.83 0.90 $13.55 $28,180





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 37,860 3.99 1.27 $14.08 $29,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 31,430 5.14 1.63 $12.48 $25,950
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 19,850 4.28 1.36 $10.34 $21,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 12,310 3.93 1.25 $13.66 $28,410
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 12,020 9.56 3.04 $10.57 $21,980
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 11,720 11.88 3.77 $12.20 $25,370
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 10,600 4.38 1.39 $16.25 $33,810
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 9,620 2.70 0.86 $9.81 $20,410
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 9,570 3.21 1.02 $10.26 $21,330
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 9,550 3.69 1.17 $10.27 $21,360