Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
436,730 1.3 % $11.08 $23,050 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.42 $9.11 $10.18 $11.78 $14.90
Annual Wage (2) $17,500 $18,940 $21,160 $24,510 $30,990


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 287,210 2.73 $10.81 $22,490
Traveler Accommodation 55,300 2.82 $12.47 $25,930
Special Food Services 17,510 2.52 $11.51 $23,940
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 12,000 3.10 $11.07 $23,030
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 11,510 0.90 $11.04 $22,960

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 720 6.06 $9.83 $20,440
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 12,000 3.10 $11.07 $23,030
Traveler Accommodation 55,300 2.82 $12.47 $25,930
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 287,210 2.73 $10.81 $22,490
Special Food Services 17,510 2.52 $11.51 $23,940

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) $18.13 $37,700
Legal Services 50 (7) $16.26 $33,810
Other Schools and Instruction 30 0.01 $12.91 $26,850
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 80 0.03 $12.79 $26,600
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 390 2.47 $12.76 $26,530


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 76,500 4.58 1.50 $12.49 $25,990
Texas 37,270 3.13 1.02 $9.83 $20,440
Florida 34,380 4.08 1.33 $10.52 $21,880
New York 33,690 3.66 1.19 $12.97 $26,980
Pennsylvania 16,020 2.77 0.90 $9.65 $20,070




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 12,650 9.65 3.15 $11.71 $24,350
Hawaii 4,820 7.62 2.49 $16.36 $34,030
District of Columbia 4,810 6.79 2.22 $15.06 $31,330
South Dakota 2,800 6.67 2.18 $10.15 $21,110
California 76,500 4.58 1.50 $12.49 $25,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 4,820 7.62 2.49 $16.36 $34,030
District of Columbia 4,810 6.79 2.22 $15.06 $31,330
Massachusetts 9,420 2.67 0.87 $13.25 $27,550
New York 33,690 3.66 1.19 $12.97 $26,980
Washington 8,840 2.77 0.91 $12.76 $26,550



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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 25,820 3.86 1.26 $13.09 $27,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 21,120 4.77 1.56 $12.21 $25,390
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 17,570 4.80 1.57 $10.27 $21,350
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 10,990 11.41 3.73 $12.14 $25,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,930 3.94 1.29 $13.15 $27,350
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 9,830 3.36 1.10 $10.15 $21,120
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 9,710 6.01 1.96 $12.00 $24,970
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 8,090 5.65 1.84 $12.27 $25,520
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 7,860 6.50 2.12 $11.53 $23,990
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,370 2.96 0.96 $9.78 $20,340


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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)
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 910 12.28 4.01 $18.74 $38,990
Ocean City, NJ 450 11.70 3.82 $10.55 $21,940
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 10,990 11.41 3.73 $12.14 $25,250
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 1,400 11.18 3.65 $11.23 $23,350
Lawrence, KS 520 10.47 3.42 $8.79 $18,290
Flagstaff, AZ 570 9.31 3.04 $11.41 $23,730
Napa, CA 590 8.08 2.64 $13.78 $28,670
Sioux Falls, SD 1,220 8.02 2.62 $10.35 $21,540
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 400 7.95 2.60 $10.61 $22,060
San Angelo, TX 360 7.85 2.56 $9.02 $18,770