TENNESSEE OCCUPATIONAL WAGES
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Food Preparation and Serving-Related Occupations

Occupation Occ. code Est. empl. Mean wage Entry wage Exp. wage 25th pct Median wage 75th pct
FOOD PREPARATION AND SERVING-RELATED OCCUPATIONS 35-0000 222,790 19,565 16,340 21,180 16,145 17,950 20,765
    9.40 7.85 10.20 7.75 8.65 10.00
Chefs and Head Cooks 35-1011 1,780 32,445 19,225 39,055 21,560 29,010 40,190
    15.60 9.25 18.80 10.35 13.95 19.30
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35-1012 16,160 26,830 18,360 31,065 19,735 24,450 31,900
    12.90 8.85 14.95 9.50 11.75 15.35
Cooks, Fast Food 35-2011 11,950 17,170 16,225 17,640 15,845 16,860 18,455
    8.25 7.80 8.50 7.60 8.10 8.85
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 35-2012 16,090 20,590 16,805 22,480 17,115 19,470 23,095
    9.90 8.10 10.80 8.25 9.35 11.10
Cooks, Restaurant 35-2014 16,130 22,660 17,270 25,355 18,505 21,745 25,380
    10.90 8.30 12.20 8.90 10.45 12.20
Cooks, Short Order 35-2015 3,400 17,810 16,400 18,515 15,960 17,250 18,805
    8.55 7.90 8.90 7.65 8.30 9.05
Cooks, All Other 35-2019 410 20,725 16,870 22,650 17,190 19,230 23,580
    9.95 8.10 10.90 8.25 9.25 11.35
Food Preparation Workers 35-2021 16,270 19,335 16,590 20,705 16,555 18,330 20,755
    9.30 7.95 9.95 7.95 8.80 10.00
Bartenders 35-3011 5,950 20,320 16,270 22,345 16,180 18,140 22,800
    9.75 7.80 10.75 7.80 8.70 10.95
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 35-3021 60,560 17,590 16,215 18,280 15,900 17,095 18,735
    8.45 7.80 8.80 7.65 8.20 9.00
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 35-3022 6,440 17,030 16,275 17,410 15,860 16,895 18,305
    8.20 7.80 8.35 7.60 8.10 8.80
Waiters and Waitresses 35-3031 43,950 19,325 16,135 20,925 15,945 17,500 19,960
    9.30 7.75 10.05 7.65 8.40 9.60
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 35-3041 2,200 20,980 16,710 23,110 16,680 18,535 23,035
    10.10 8.05 11.10 8.00 8.90 11.10
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 35-9011 5,270 17,535 16,005 18,300 15,725 16,430 18,465
    8.45 7.70 8.80 7.55 7.90 8.90
Dishwashers 35-9021 7,780 18,570 16,825 19,440 16,625 18,230 20,250
    8.95 8.10 9.35 8.00 8.75 9.75
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 35-9031 7,330 17,845 16,405 18,565 16,130 17,570 19,075
    8.60 7.90 8.95 7.75 8.45 9.15
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 35-9099 1,120 20,415 16,875 22,185 16,990 18,550 21,660
    9.80 8.10 10.65 8.15 8.90 10.40
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Entry and Experienced wages represent the mean of the lower third and the mean of the upper two-thirds of the wage distribution respectively. The OES survey does not collect information for entry or experienced workers. Tennessee Depatment of Labor & Workforce Development, Employment Security Division, Labor Market Information. Publish date June 2011.