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 17,190 18,845 16,130 20,200 15,960 17,500 19,620
    9.05 7.75 9.70 7.65 8.40 9.45
Chefs and Head Cooks 35-1011 29,605 18,350 35,235 18,625 24,385 32,695
    14.25 8.80 16.95 8.95 11.70 15.70
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35-1012 1,510 26,525 17,540 31,020 18,875 24,515 32,070
    12.75 8.45 14.90 9.05 11.80 15.40
Cooks, Fast Food 35-2011 940 16,695 16,015 17,035 15,640 16,155 17,755
    8.05 7.70 8.20 7.50 7.75 8.55
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 35-2012 520 21,345 17,170 23,430 17,750 20,760 24,650
    10.25 8.25 11.25 8.55 10.00 11.85
Cooks, Restaurant 35-2014 1,280 22,305 17,950 24,480 19,295 22,050 25,010
    10.70 8.65 11.75 9.30 10.60 12.00
Cooks, Short Order 35-2015 16,940 15,675 17,575 15,470 15,805 16,140
    8.15 7.55 8.45 7.45 7.60 7.75
Food Preparation Workers 35-2021 1,340 18,455 16,855 19,255 16,645 18,210 19,835
    8.85 8.10 9.25 8.00 8.75 9.55
Bartenders 35-3011 290 20,995 16,580 23,200 16,875 18,780 25,290
    10.10 7.95 11.15 8.10 9.05 12.15
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 35-3021 4,840 16,850 15,990 17,280 15,690 16,290 18,090
    8.10 7.70 8.30 7.55 7.85 8.70
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 35-3022 470 17,225 16,855 17,410 16,400 17,535 18,665
    8.30 8.10 8.35 7.90 8.45 8.95
Waiters and Waitresses 35-3031 3,810 17,630 16,120 18,385 15,800 16,780 18,655
    8.50 7.75 8.85 7.60 8.05 8.95
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 35-3041 300 18,785 16,640 19,855 16,320 17,850 19,445
    9.05 8.00 9.55 7.85 8.60 9.35
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 35-9011 340 17,875 16,060 18,785 15,785 16,970 19,290
    8.60 7.70 9.05 7.60 8.15 9.30
Dishwashers 35-9021 860 17,945 16,615 18,610 16,305 17,830 19,370
    8.65 8.00 8.95 7.85 8.55 9.30
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 35-9031 400 17,995 17,095 18,440 16,615 17,920 19,225
    8.65 8.20 8.85 8.00 8.60 9.25
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 35-9099 19,930 17,355 21,220 17,290 19,280 22,885
    9.60 8.35 10.20 8.30 9.25 11.00
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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.