Occupational Employment Statistics


35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop

Serve food to diners at counter or from a steam table. Counter attendants who also wait tables are included in "Waiters and Waitresses" (35-3031).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 41081$11.53/hr$10.34/hr$10.37/hr$10.57/hr$12.27/hr$14.41/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,420$12.07/hr
Financial Activities240$11.21/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services320$12.83/hr
Leisure and Hospitality11,280$10.97/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration150$11.41/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA N/A$11.85/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/A$11.35/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$10.37/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/A$11.40/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/A$10.19/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 30$10.82/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$10.84/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 170$11.12/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 410$10.57/hr-6.1%
Southeast Balance of State 450$11.94/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 570$11.07/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 610$10.73/hr-1.9%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 640$10.56/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 650$10.41/hr4.2%
Southeast Minnesota 730$11.87/hr-3.6%
Northwest Balance of State 1,250$10.48/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 10,610$11.15/hr0.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 11,060$11.11/hrN/A
Minnesota 14,340$11.08/hr-1.3%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 6,890$11.61/hr2.2%
Cooks, Short Order 720$13.79/hr-4.4%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 3,430$11.58/hr7.1%

  • Prepare or serve hot or cold beverages, such as coffee, espresso drinks, blended coffees, or teas.
  • Receive and process customer payments.
  • Take customer orders and convey them to other employees for preparation.
  • Serve prepared foods, such as muffins, biscotti, or bagels.
  • Describe menu items to customers or suggest products that might appeal to them.
  • Prepare bills for food, using cash registers, calculators, or adding machines, and accept payment or make change.
  • Brew coffee and tea, and fill containers with requested beverages.
  • Prepare or serve menu items, such as sandwiches or salads.
  • Balance receipts and payments in cash registers.
  • Perform cleaning duties such as sweeping, mopping, and washing dishes, to keep equipment and facilities sanitary.