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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 42026$14.54/hr$12.02/hr$12.63/hr$14.57/hr$15.51/hr$16.74/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities80$14.42/hr
Financial Activities20$16.02/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services520$15.17/hr
Leisure and Hospitality4,180$14.91/hr
Other Services30$16.32/hr
Public Administration20$15.88/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 100$14.72/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 120$13.55/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 130$11.33/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 140$14.33/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 200$15.58/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 200$14.90/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 250$14.76/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 270$13.91/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 280$14.31/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 290$14.61/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 300$14.26/hr23.0%
Southwest Minnesota 300$15.06/hr28.9%
Northwest Minnesota 340$14.42/hr24.4%
Southeast Minnesota 420$14.57/hr24.0%
Central Minnesota 550$14.29/hr21.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,980$15.50/hr22.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,310$15.48/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,930$15.06/hr22.9%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Food Preparation Workers 17,500$15.53/hr-4.4%
Waiters and Waitresses 32,510$13.76/hr17.4%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 12,630$15.91/hr4.9%

  • 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.
  • Carry trays from food counters to tables for cafeteria patrons.
  • Mix and prepare flavors for mixed drinks.
  • Garnish foods and position them on tables to make them visible and accessible.
  • 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.
  • Stock vending machines with food.
  • Set tables with clean linens, condiments, or other supplies.