Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop

Serve food to diners at counter or from a steam table. Counter attendants who also wait tables are included in "Waiters and Waitresses" (35-3031).


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)
486,650 2.1 % $9.90 $20,590 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.12 $8.67 $9.24 $10.59 $12.88
Annual Wage (2) $16,890 $18,040 $19,230 $22,040 $26,780


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 276,700 2.79 $9.50 $19,760
Special Food Services 35,380 5.32 $10.35 $21,520
Motion Picture and Video Industries 31,410 8.04 $9.20 $19,140
Elementary and Secondary Schools 21,680 0.26 $11.21 $23,310
Grocery Stores 17,390 0.65 $10.45 $21,740

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 31,410 8.04 $9.20 $19,140
Special Food Services 35,380 5.32 $10.35 $21,520
Amusement Parks and Arcades 7,210 3.78 $10.14 $21,080
Book Stores and News Dealers 2,920 3.28 $9.31 $19,370
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 276,700 2.79 $9.50 $19,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warehousing and Storage 70 0.01 $14.24 $29,610
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 50 0.02 $14.16 $29,460
Other General Merchandise Stores 9,870 0.54 $13.87 $28,860
State Government (OES Designation) 330 0.01 $13.64 $28,370
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $13.52 $28,110


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 56,540 3.65 1.03 $11.41 $23,730
Texas 47,180 4.08 1.16 $8.93 $18,570
Florida 32,570 4.11 1.16 $9.56 $19,880
Massachusetts 29,880 8.80 2.49 $9.98 $20,760
New York 28,320 3.15 0.89 $11.17 $23,220



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)
Alaska 3,200 9.77 2.77 $11.14 $23,160
Massachusetts 29,880 8.80 2.49 $9.98 $20,760
Hawaii 4,650 7.51 2.13 $11.30 $23,500
South Dakota 2,950 7.14 2.02 $9.86 $20,500
Rhode Island 3,360 7.13 2.02 $10.36 $21,540



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,290 1.91 0.54 $12.16 $25,290
Nevada 4,430 3.59 1.02 $11.73 $24,390
California 56,540 3.65 1.03 $11.41 $23,730
North Dakota 1,450 3.23 0.92 $11.39 $23,690
Washington 14,280 4.79 1.36 $11.32 $23,550




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 24,770 3.82 1.08 $10.74 $22,350
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 18,180 6.20 1.76 $8.87 $18,450
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 16,200 9.20 2.61 $9.91 $20,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 14,270 3.48 0.99 $11.40 $23,700
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 12,400 3.47 0.98 $9.67 $20,120
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 11,010 5.85 1.66 $9.48 $19,720
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 7,400 4.82 1.36 $11.53 $23,980
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 7,330 6.55 1.86 $10.05 $20,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,940 2.80 0.79 $8.98 $18,680
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,690 2.87 0.81 $9.18 $19,100