Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

Facilitate food service. Clean tables, carry dirty dishes, replace soiled table linens; set tables; replenish supply of clean linens, silverware, glassware, and dishes; supply service bar with food, and serve water, butter, and coffee to patrons.

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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)
404,210 1.5 % $7.37 $15,330 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $5.80 $6.33 $6.99 $8.10 $9.70
Annual Wage (2) $12,060 $13,160 $14,530 $16,850 $20,170

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Full-service restaurants 201,290 $7.03 $14,630 1 58
Traveler accommodation 44,730 $8.15 $16,960 2 17
Limited-service eating places 33,820 $6.83 $14,200 3 64
Elementary and secondary schools 22,200 $7.92 $16,460 4 25
Special food services 18,500 $7.63 $15,860 5 40

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Services to buildings and dwellings 170 $10.19 $21,200 37 1
Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals 80 $9.66 $20,090 49 2
Junior colleges 670 $9.65 $20,070 19 3
Other hospitals 190 $9.08 $18,880 35 4
Legal services 80 $9.02 $18,770 51 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Nevada 14,210 $8.50 $17,680 1.345% 549
Hawaii 4,230 $9.26 $19,250 0.768% 461
Maryland 11,750 $7.17 $14,920 0.483% 625
Arizona 10,090 $6.83 $14,200 0.449% 605
California 64,060 $7.77 $16,160 0.443% 686

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
District of Columbia 1,610 $9.49 $19,740 0.271% 396
Hawaii 4,230 $9.26 $19,250 0.768% 461
Connecticut 3,350 $8.63 $17,960 0.204% 573
Massachusetts 9,130 $8.61 $17,900 0.285% 636
Nevada 14,210 $8.50 $17,680 1.345% 549

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 11,510 $8.89 $18,480 1.459%
Atlantic-Cape May, NJ PMSA 1,990 $8.89 $18,500 1.083%
Rapid City, SD MSA 490 $6.32 $13,150 0.976%
Reno, NV MSA 1,850 $7.04 $14,640 0.944%
Pocatello, ID MSA 270 $6.34 $13,180 0.860%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Danbury, CT PMSA 220 $10.09 $20,990 0.248%
Bridgeport, CT PMSA 340 $9.89 $20,560 0.185%
Waterbury, CT PMSA 150 $9.36 $19,470 0.176%
New Bedford, MA PMSA 250 $8.97 $18,670 0.384%
Boston, MA-NH PMSA 5,830 $8.90 $18,510 0.306%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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