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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
Southwest Minnesota 28023$13.61/hr$11.31/hr$11.79/hr$13.74/hr$14.69/hr$15.26/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities50$13.93/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services410$15.60/hr
Leisure and Hospitality6,210$14.26/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration60$14.93/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 100$13.88/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 140$10.93/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 150$13.38/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 190$13.70/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 220$13.37/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 270$13.86/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 280$13.74/hr28.9%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 280$13.83/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 280$13.21/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 390$13.19/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 450$13.35/hr23.0%
Northwest Balance of State 490$13.23/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 510$13.51/hr24.0%
Northwest Minnesota 550$13.24/hr24.4%
Central Minnesota 650$13.96/hr21.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,330$14.53/hr22.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 4,710$14.48/hrN/A
Minnesota 6,780$14.28/hr22.9%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Food Preparation Workers 17,050$15.67/hr-4.4%
Waiters and Waitresses 37,220$11.71/hr17.4%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 12,200$16.80/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.