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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
Industry profile for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
Geographic profile for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

National estimates for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
336,970 2.4 % $ 13.31 $ 27,690 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 8.86 $ 10.69 $ 13.06 $ 14.56 $ 17.94
Annual Wage (2) $ 18,430 $ 22,240 $ 27,170 $ 30,280 $ 37,310


Industry profile for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 209,640 2.22 $ 13.02 $ 27,080
Traveler Accommodation 28,590 2.08 $ 13.78 $ 28,670
Elementary and Secondary Schools 28,130 0.35 $ 14.17 $ 29,480
Special Food Services 14,430 3.05 $ 13.81 $ 28,720
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 10,210 0.92 $ 13.21 $ 27,470

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rooming and Boarding Houses 450 5.04 $ 12.98 $ 27,000
Special Food Services 14,430 3.05 $ 13.81 $ 28,720
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 9,230 3.01 $ 13.22 $ 27,500
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 209,640 2.22 $ 13.02 $ 27,080
Traveler Accommodation 28,590 2.08 $ 13.78 $ 28,670

Top paying industries for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Furniture Stores 80 0.04 $ 19.87 $ 41,340
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 140 0.05 $ 17.86 $ 37,140
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) $ 17.54 $ 36,480
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 30 0.01 $ 17.47 $ 36,330
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 500 0.21 $ 17.44 $ 36,270


Geographic profile for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 42,890 2.59 1.08 $ 15.81 $ 32,880
Texas 33,160 2.71 1.13 $ 11.15 $ 23,180
New York 30,400 3.51 1.47 $ 17.76 $ 36,940
Florida 29,430 3.42 1.43 $ 11.80 $ 24,530
Nevada 10,660 8.27 3.46 $ 10.83 $ 22,520


Map of location quotient of dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 10,660 8.27 3.46 $ 10.83 $ 22,520
South Dakota 2,410 5.72 2.39 $ 12.07 $ 25,100
Hawaii 2,410 4.40 1.84 $ 15.32 $ 31,870
Rhode Island 1,880 4.10 1.71 $ 12.53 $ 26,060
Missouri 9,990 3.66 1.53 $ 12.19 $ 25,360


Map of annual mean wages of dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 30,400 3.51 1.47 $ 17.76 $ 36,940
District of Columbia 1,590 2.41 1.01 $ 17.69 $ 36,790
Washington 4,390 1.37 0.57 $ 16.76 $ 34,870
Massachusetts 5,790 1.70 0.71 $ 16.71 $ 34,750
California 42,890 2.59 1.08 $ 15.81 $ 32,880



Map of employment of dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

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 22,990 2.65 1.11 $ 18.51 $ 38,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 13,840 2.42 1.01 $ 15.40 $ 32,040
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 9,180 3.17 1.33 $ 11.24 $ 23,380
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 9,140 2.55 1.06 $ 11.59 $ 24,110
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 8,730 9.50 3.97 $ 10.91 $ 22,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 8,390 2.86 1.20 $ 14.80 $ 30,790
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 7,610 3.10 1.30 $ 12.20 $ 25,380
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,320 1.73 0.72 $ 13.19 $ 27,440
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 7,260 3.43 1.43 $ 15.42 $ 32,070
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,910 2.67 1.12 $ 12.17 $ 25,320


Map of location quotient of dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ithaca, NY 460 9.84 4.12 $ 18.35 $ 38,170
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 8,730 9.50 3.97 $ 10.91 $ 22,690
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 550 8.63 3.61 $ 17.82 $ 37,070
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 990 8.52 3.56 $ 13.78 $ 28,660
Cleveland, TN 340 7.49 3.13 $ 10.61 $ 22,060
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 1,070 7.34 3.07 $ 12.73 $ 26,480
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 460 6.73 2.81 $ 13.62 $ 28,330
Napa, CA 460 6.63 2.77 $ 16.26 $ 33,830
Prescott, AZ 410 6.33 2.65 $ 15.26 $ 31,740
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 240 6.28 2.63 $ 14.70 $ 30,580