Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

General Information

Description

Facilitate food service. Clean tables; remove dirty dishes; replace soiled table linens; set tables; replenish supply of clean linens, silverware, glassware, and dishes; supply service bar with food; and serve items such as water, condiments, and coffee to patrons.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit77.74%
  2. State and local government16.04%
  3. Private, not for profit3.61%
  4. Self-employed1.70%
  5. Federal government0.29%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of food and beverage serving and related workers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 1,032,100 openings for food and beverage serving and related workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$25,010

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$37,980
$18,860
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 74%
  • Less than high school 22%
  • Post-secondary certificate 2%
  • Associate's degree 1%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Food Production
  • English Language
  • Administration and Management
  • Sales and Marketing

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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