Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
305k
Average Age
33.2
Estimated Job Growth
6.54%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$14,799
Average Male Salary
$14,258
Average Female Salary
$15,532

About

Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers are most often employed by the Restaurants & Food Services industry. The average yearly wage for Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers was $14,799 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers by wage are Dishwashers, Food preparation workers, and Residential advisors.

Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers are part of the Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations, along with Chefs & head cooks, Firstline supervisors of food preparation & serving workers, Cooks, Food preparation workers, Bartenders, and 7 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers are Jackson Heights & North Corona PUMA, NY, Spring Valley & Summerlin South PUMA, NV, and Paradise (Northwest) & Winchester PUMA, NV. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers are Jackson Heights & North Corona PUMA, NY, LA City (Central/Koreatown) PUMA, CA, and Atlantic City & Ventnor City PUMA, NJ.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Restaurants & Food Services is the industry that employs the most Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers, by average wage, is Independent artists, writers, and performers. Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers are paid most in Jefferson Parish (West Bank) PUMA, LA but are relatively concentrated in Jackson Heights & North Corona PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$14,799
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,042

In 2020, Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers earned an average of $14,799, $41,155 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Food preparation workers make somewhat more than Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers while Dishwashers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.447
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.447, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers, by average wage, are Independent artists, writers, and performers, Child day care services, and Travel arrangements & reservation services.

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Industries by Share

305k
2020 Workforce
± 13,551
−5.97%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 6.58%

The number of people employed as Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers has been declining at a rate of −5.97%, from 324,667 people in 2019 to 305,271 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers employed by various industries. Restaurants & Food Services employs the largest share of Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers at  62.3%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 17.9% and Traveler accommodation with 5.53%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers in the US. The average age of male Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers in the workforce is 27.7 and of female Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers is 40.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

176k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 10,285
130k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 8,834

57.6% of Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

46.3% of Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.7% of Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers.

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Age by Sex

27.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.774
40.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.16

The median age of Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers is 33.2, and Male employees are generally 13 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers is Business but a relatively high number of Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers hold a major in Communication Technologies.

Majors

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers are expected to see a growth of 6.54% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

6.54%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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