Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
423,080 1.3 % $10.74 $22,340 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.31 $8.90 $9.71 $11.42 $14.61
Annual Wage (2) $17,280 $18,510 $20,200 $23,740 $30,390


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 273,830 2.66 $10.44 $21,720
Traveler Accommodation 53,270 2.77 $12.18 $25,340
Special Food Services 19,820 2.90 $11.34 $23,580
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 11,730 0.95 $10.75 $22,350
Elementary and Secondary Schools 11,550 0.14 $10.11 $21,020

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 680 5.54 $9.87 $20,530
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 11,500 3.03 $10.85 $22,560
Special Food Services 19,820 2.90 $11.34 $23,580
Traveler Accommodation 53,270 2.77 $12.18 $25,340
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 273,830 2.66 $10.44 $21,720

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) $18.30 $38,060
Legal Services 50 (7) $15.41 $32,060
Consumer Goods Rental (8) (8) $13.35 $27,780
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 90 0.03 $12.39 $25,760
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 310 0.23 $12.35 $25,690


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 71,460 4.48 1.49 $12.01 $24,970
Texas 37,690 3.21 1.06 $9.60 $19,970
Florida 34,940 4.25 1.41 $10.66 $22,180
New York 33,390 3.67 1.22 $12.43 $25,860
Illinois 19,410 3.29 1.09 $10.14 $21,080




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 13,070 10.28 3.41 $11.93 $24,810
Hawaii 5,130 8.11 2.69 $14.51 $30,170
South Dakota 3,050 7.30 2.42 $9.98 $20,760
District of Columbia 4,730 6.73 2.23 $13.44 $27,960
California 71,460 4.48 1.49 $12.01 $24,970




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 5,130 8.11 2.69 $14.51 $30,170
District of Columbia 4,730 6.73 2.23 $13.44 $27,960
New York 33,390 3.67 1.22 $12.43 $25,860
Alaska 920 2.83 0.94 $12.35 $25,700
Washington 8,240 2.69 0.89 $12.22 $25,420





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 25,050 3.80 1.26 $12.67 $26,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 20,700 4.91 1.63 $11.35 $23,620
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 12,830 3.53 1.17 $10.22 $21,250
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 11,480 12.27 4.07 $12.36 $25,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 10,600 4.25 1.41 $11.98 $24,930
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 9,940 3.39 1.12 $9.80 $20,390
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,700 3.58 1.19 $10.13 $21,070
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 7,850 5.02 1.67 $11.68 $24,290
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 7,770 5.60 1.86 $11.79 $24,520
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 7,140 6.10 2.03 $11.78 $24,500