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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

OES data highlights ‐ Food services and drinking places, Table 1

OccupationIndustry Average WageCross-Industry Average WageIndustry employmentPercent of industry employment
All Occupations*$9.84$20.329,663,520100.0%
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food*8.078.362,208,34022.9
Waiters and waitresses*9.269.412,048,20021.2
Cooks, restaurant*10.7310.94788,8008.2
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers*14.3914.81611,8106.3
Cooks, fast food8.438.47530,1005.5
Food preparation workers*8.979.54458,4904.7
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop*8.678.90348,6303.6
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop*8.808.93316,9603.3
* Indicates that the difference between the industry wage and the cross-industry wage is statistically significant.


Last Modified Date: September 30, 2009