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Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendant and Bartender Helper Salary Information

The salary statistics of dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendant and Bartender Helper Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,500
25th Percentile Wage
$18,940
50th Percentile Wage
$21,160
75th Percentile Wage
$24,510
90th Percentile Wage
$30,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers is $30,990. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $21,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,500. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 77% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$21,160
4.54% 12.57%
2016
$20,200
4.55% -
2015
$19,280
2.70% -
2014
$18,760
0.80% -
2013
$18,610
0.59% -
2012
$18,500
- -

Table 2. Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendant and Bartender Helper Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers in 17 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $29,660. The lowest paying sector is the construction sector (annual salary $18,540).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$29,660
Transportation and Warehousing
$23,720
Wholesale Trade
$23,600
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$22,140
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$21,790
Health Care and Social Assistance
$21,500
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$21,260
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$21,240
Accommodation and Food Services
$21,190
Information
$20,820
Federal, State, and Local Government
$20,800
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$20,560
Educational Services
$20,540
Retail Trade
$20,210
Manufacturing
$20,090
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$19,430
Construction
$18,540

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers by States

From the above tables we note that not only dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,410 to $30,300. The highest paying state for dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers is Hawaii with a median annual salary of $30,300. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,410. For more salary information of dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Hawaii
$30,300
District of Columbia
$25,750
Massachusetts
$25,150
Washington
$24,410
Vermont
$24,150
California
$23,600
Virgin Islands
$22,790
Alaska
$22,630
Oregon
$22,560
Nevada
$22,270
Rhode Island
$22,190
North Dakota
$22,070
Connecticut
$21,850
New Jersey
$21,790
New York
$21,570
Maine
$21,050
Minnesota
$21,040
Arizona
$20,820
Virginia
$20,670
Wyoming
$20,370
Nebraska
$20,150
South Dakota
$20,120
Maryland
$20,000
Colorado
$19,910
Michigan
$19,760
West Virginia
$19,650
Utah
$19,580
New Hampshire
$19,450
Florida
$19,440
Illinois
$19,400
South Carolina
$19,290
Ohio
$19,230
Arkansas
$19,210
Missouri
$19,190
Texas
$19,090
Montana
$19,080
Tennessee
$19,030
Guam
$19,030
Kansas
$18,960
Delaware
$18,950
Iowa
$18,890
Indiana
$18,870
Oklahoma
$18,820
Georgia
$18,770
Pennsylvania
$18,770
Kentucky
$18,740
Wisconsin
$18,660
Louisiana
$18,610
Alabama
$18,610
North Carolina
$18,540
Idaho
$18,510
New Mexico
$18,510
Mississippi
$18,490
Puerto Rico
$18,410



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