Fast Food and Counter Worker Salary in Sector of Accommodation and Food Services

The salary statistics of fast food and counter workers in the industry sector of accommodation and food services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare fast food and counter worker salaries in different industries within the accommodation and food services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Fast Food and Counter Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,950
25th Percentile Wage
$18,320
50th Percentile Wage
$20,020
75th Percentile Wage
$23,120
90th Percentile Wage
$25,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for fast food and counter workers in the industry sector of accommodation and food services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) fast food and counter workers is $25,580. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $20,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid fast food and counter workers is $16,950.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of fast food and counter workers in the industry sector of accommodation and food services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$20,020
3.55% 9.39%
2016
$19,310
2.49% -
2015
$18,830
2.81% -
2014
$18,300
0.49% -
2013
$18,210
0.38% -
2012
$18,140
- -

Compare Fast Food and Counter Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Accommodation and Food Services Sector

The average salaries of fast food and counter workers in ten industries in the accommodation and food services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for fast food and counter worker occupations is the casino hotels industry with an annual salary $23,720. The lowest paying industry is the rv (recreational vehicle) parks and recreational camps industry (annual salary $19,140). For detailed fast food and counter worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Casino Hotels
$23,720
Traveler Accommodation
$22,650
Accommodation
$22,400
Special Food Services
$21,520
Food Services and Drinking Places
$20,000
Restaurants and Other Eating Places
$19,920
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
$19,840
Full-Service Restaurants
$19,720
Rooming and Boarding Houses
$19,570
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps
$19,140

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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