Fast Food and Counter Workers

General Information

Description

Perform duties such as taking orders and serving food and beverages. Serve customers at counter or from a steam table. May take payment. May prepare food and beverages.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit92.76%
  2. Private, not for profit2.45%
  3. State and local government2.37%
  4. Self-employed1.82%
  5. Federal government0.31%

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

$23,860

State-by-state Salary

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$32,120
$18,770
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Education

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Food Production
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
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