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Food Preparation and Serving Salaries Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 11,438,550 $8.59 $9.72 $20,220
Chefs and Head Cooks 98,040 $18.64 $20.39 $42,410
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 805,360 $13.93 $14.81 $30,810
Cooks, Fast Food 559,160 $8.12 $8.47 $17,620
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 370,920 $10.68 $11.19 $23,260
Cooks, Private Household 960 $11.57 $14.91 $31,020
Cooks, Restaurant 899,620 $10.57 $10.94 $22,750
Cooks, Short Order 168,770 $9.26 $9.73 $20,230
Cooks, All Other 17,340 $11.09 $11.91 $24,770
Food Preparation Workers 880,480 $8.96 $9.54 $19,850
Bartenders 503,420 $8.54 $9.84 $20,460
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,708,840 $7.90 $8.36 $17,400
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 527,530 $8.42 $8.90 $18,520
Waiters and Waitresses 2,371,750 $8.01 $9.41 $19,580
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 188,390 $9.32 $10.19 $21,190
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 416,410 $8.05 $8.72 $18,140
Dishwashers 521,150 $8.19 $8.54 $17,750
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 349,990 $8.42 $8.93 $18,570
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 50,420 $9.39 $10.32 $21,460

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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