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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,280
25th Percentile Wage
$18,510
50th Percentile Wage
$20,200
75th Percentile Wage
$23,740
90th Percentile Wage
$30,390

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 $30,390. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $20,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,280. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 75% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201620,2004.55%8.42%
201519,2802.70%-
201418,7600.80%-
201318,6100.59%-
201218,500--

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 16 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 $31,380. The lowest paying sector is the information sector (annual salary $19,180).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$31,380
Wholesale Trade
$22,840
Transportation and Warehousing
$22,030
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$20,820
Health Care and Social Assistance
$20,370
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$20,340
Educational Services
$20,240
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$20,230
Accommodation and Food Services
$20,190
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$19,930
Federal, State, and Local Government
$19,790
Retail Trade
$19,600
Manufacturing
$19,560
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$19,430
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$19,380
Information
$19,180

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 $18,140 to $26,320. The highest paying state for dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers is Hawaii with a median annual salary of $26,320. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,140. 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
$26,320
Nevada
$23,590
District of Columbia
$23,430
Washington
$23,180
Vermont
$22,510
Massachusetts
$22,480
California
$22,430
Alaska
$21,760
Virgin Islands
$20,880
Rhode Island
$20,690
New Jersey
$20,450
Oregon
$20,250
Connecticut
$20,090
North Dakota
$20,070
New York
$20,000
Minnesota
$19,890
Nebraska
$19,860
Maine
$19,790
South Dakota
$19,730
Virginia
$19,570
Maryland
$19,520
West Virginia
$19,470
Michigan
$19,390
Arizona
$19,300
Utah
$19,300
Florida
$19,260
Wyoming
$19,250
Illinois
$19,110
Colorado
$19,050
Montana
$19,010
Missouri
$19,000
South Carolina
$18,980
Ohio
$18,900
New Hampshire
$18,890
Guam
$18,810
Iowa
$18,780
Kansas
$18,780
Oklahoma
$18,770
Pennsylvania
$18,770
Texas
$18,750
Alabama
$18,690
North Carolina
$18,690
Indiana
$18,610
Arkansas
$18,520
New Mexico
$18,490
Kentucky
$18,490
Delaware
$18,460
Louisiana
$18,430
Georgia
$18,390
Wisconsin
$18,370
Tennessee
$18,310
Idaho
$18,300
Mississippi
$18,140
Puerto Rico
$18,140



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