Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
395,750 1.3 % $9.47 $19,690 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.82 $8.29 $8.89 $9.68 $12.53
Annual Wage (2) $16,260 $17,250 $18,500 $20,130 $26,060


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 252,330 2.82 $9.12 $18,960
Traveler Accommodation 43,660 2.51 $10.90 $22,670
Special Food Services 24,470 4.14 $9.93 $20,650
Elementary and Secondary Schools 12,190 0.15 $10.05 $20,910
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 10,620 0.98 $9.57 $19,900

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 800 7.13 $9.49 $19,740
Special Food Services 24,470 4.14 $9.93 $20,650
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 10,120 2.89 $9.68 $20,140
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 252,330 2.82 $9.12 $18,960
Traveler Accommodation 43,660 2.51 $10.90 $22,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Facilities Support Services 50 0.04 $14.04 $29,190
Beverage Manufacturing 130 0.07 $12.13 $25,230
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,230 0.02 $11.53 $23,970
State Government (OES Designation) 280 0.01 $10.91 $22,700
Traveler Accommodation 43,660 2.51 $10.90 $22,670


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 63,230 4.42 1.46 $9.80 $20,380
Florida 35,020 4.81 1.59 $9.22 $19,180
Texas 32,120 3.04 1.00 $8.54 $17,770
New York 27,260 3.19 1.05 $9.72 $20,230
Illinois 16,760 2.97 0.98 $10.22 $21,260




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 11,750 10.43 3.43 $11.81 $24,560
Hawaii 4,890 8.32 2.74 $11.16 $23,210
South Dakota 2,340 5.86 1.93 $8.95 $18,610
District of Columbia 3,340 5.11 1.68 $11.19 $23,280
Rhode Island 2,310 5.09 1.68 $8.82 $18,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 11,750 10.43 3.43 $11.81 $24,560
District of Columbia 3,340 5.11 1.68 $11.19 $23,280
Hawaii 4,890 8.32 2.74 $11.16 $23,210
Massachusetts 8,390 2.62 0.86 $11.15 $23,200
Washington 8,440 3.05 1.01 $10.67 $22,190





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 17,520 3.40 1.12 $10.14 $21,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 17,000 4.39 1.45 $9.70 $20,180
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 12,380 3.40 1.12 $10.42 $21,680
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 9,800 11.97 3.94 $12.43 $25,850
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8,450 3.20 1.05 $8.69 $18,070
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 8,260 8.16 2.69 $9.16 $19,050
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 7,700 6.11 2.01 $8.92 $18,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 7,630 3.25 1.07 $10.53 $21,900
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 6,370 4.51 1.49 $10.53 $21,910
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,240 3.42 1.13 $9.10 $18,930