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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
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|
|District of Columbia|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New York|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |