Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
476,470 2.0 % $9.53 $19,820 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.95 $8.40 $9.01 $10.18 $12.25
Annual Wage (2) $16,530 $17,480 $18,740 $21,170 $25,470


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 270,830 2.81 $9.14 $19,000
Special Food Services 33,990 5.35 $9.96 $20,720
Motion Picture and Video Industries 33,000 8.74 $8.99 $18,700
Elementary and Secondary Schools 22,250 0.27 $11.00 $22,880
Grocery Stores 16,440 0.63 $10.07 $20,940

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 33,000 8.74 $8.99 $18,700
Special Food Services 33,990 5.35 $9.96 $20,720
Amusement Parks and Arcades 6,910 3.73 $9.55 $19,870
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 9,100 3.13 $9.76 $20,290
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 270,830 2.81 $9.14 $19,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 50 0.35 $15.37 $31,970
Other General Merchandise Stores 9,870 0.55 $13.81 $28,720
State Government (OES Designation) 300 0.01 $13.78 $28,660
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 50 0.02 $12.52 $26,050
Home Furnishings Stores 30 0.01 $12.15 $25,270


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 57,040 3.77 1.07 $10.76 $22,380
Texas 41,160 3.67 1.04 $8.84 $18,380
New York 28,060 3.18 0.90 $10.31 $21,440
Florida 27,340 3.57 1.01 $9.21 $19,150
Ohio 18,810 3.62 1.03 $9.28 $19,300



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 2,580 7.95 2.25 $10.68 $22,210
Rhode Island 3,610 7.77 2.20 $9.61 $19,980
South Dakota 3,160 7.71 2.19 $8.96 $18,650
Maine 4,290 7.32 2.07 $8.75 $18,210
Hawaii 3,810 6.23 1.77 $10.83 $22,520



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 1,200 1.78 0.51 $11.90 $24,750
Nevada 4,560 3.84 1.09 $11.44 $23,800
Hawaii 3,810 6.23 1.77 $10.83 $22,520
Washington 14,630 5.05 1.43 $10.79 $22,430
Vermont 820 2.71 0.77 $10.76 $22,380




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 16,750 3.11 0.88 $10.41 $21,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,890 2.93 0.83 $10.36 $21,560
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 10,550 3.71 1.05 $9.00 $18,730
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 10,270 2.74 0.78 $9.55 $19,860
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 9,640 5.28 1.50 $8.94 $18,590
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,540 3.81 1.08 $8.92 $18,560
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 7,720 5.17 1.47 $10.85 $22,570
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 7,660 7.09 2.01 $9.21 $19,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 6,760 2.83 0.80 $8.73 $18,150
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 6,680 5.35 1.52 $10.97 $22,810