Occupational Employment Statistics


35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers

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.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 17045$11.92/hr$10.34/hr$10.53/hr$11.43/hr$12.34/hr$14.58/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/A$11.63/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services240$13.59/hr
Leisure and Hospitality4,530$11.41/hr
Other ServicesN/A$10.34/hr
Public Administration60$14.53/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 50$11.29/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 100$11.48/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 110$11.26/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 120$11.16/hr2.2%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 140$12.43/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 150$10.39/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 150$9.32/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 170$11.43/hr4.5%
Southeast Balance of State 190$11.31/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 190$10.41/hr-7.7%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 200$11.33/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 240$11.41/hr2.4%
Rochester MN MSA 260$10.75/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 350$11.45/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 450$11.05/hr-0.3%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 460$11.31/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,390$11.57/hr5.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,700$11.52/hrN/A
Minnesota 5,140$11.44/hr3.4%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 8,020$12.82/hr5.9%
Food Preparation Workers 8,670$12.98/hr3.9%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 16,910$12.93/hr8.0%
Waiters and Waitresses 50,490$11.09/hr2.5%
Packers and Packagers, Hand 10,250$13.09/hr-0.5%

  • Wipe tables or seats with dampened cloths or replace dirty tablecloths.
  • Scrape and stack dirty dishes and carry dishes and other tableware to kitchens for cleaning.
  • Serve ice water, coffee, rolls, or butter to patrons.
  • Clean and polish counters, shelves, walls, furniture, or equipment in food service areas or other areas of restaurants and mop or vacuum floors.
  • Locate items requested by customers.
  • Set tables with clean linens, condiments, or other supplies.
  • Carry food, dishes, trays, or silverware from kitchens or supply departments to serving counters.
  • Serve food to customers when waiters or waitresses need assistance.
  • Perform serving, cleaning, or stocking duties in establishments, such as cafeterias or dining rooms, to facilitate customer service.
  • Maintain adequate supplies of items, such as clean linens, silverware, glassware, dishes, or trays.