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 620141$11.67/hr$10.32/hr$10.64/hr$11.38/hr$12.22/hr$13.61/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/A$12.11/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services400$12.66/hr
Leisure and Hospitality4,000$11.68/hr
Other ServicesN/A$10.31/hr
Public Administration30$13.21/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
St Cloud MN MSA N/A$11.36/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$11.55/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 120$11.92/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 150$10.89/hr-7.7%
Northwest Minnesota 160$11.82/hr4.5%
Southwest Balance of State 170$11.61/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 240$11.57/hr2.4%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 240$11.44/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 260$11.50/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 280$11.64/hr2.2%
Northwest Balance of State 300$11.83/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 360$11.26/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 530$11.02/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 620$11.38/hr-0.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,880$11.84/hr5.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,240$11.75/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,750$11.71/hr3.4%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 9,950$13.05/hr5.9%
Food Preparation Workers 8,950$13.84/hr3.9%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 17,120$13.60/hr8.0%
Waiters and Waitresses 47,340$11.77/hr2.5%
Packers and Packagers, Hand 9,200$13.60/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.