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 5,850 18,525 16,010 19,780 15,880 17,335 19,435
    8.90 7.70 9.50 7.65 8.35 9.35
Chefs and Head Cooks 35-1011 30,835 26,965 32,770 27,540 31,055 34,570
    14.80 12.95 15.75 13.25 14.95 16.60
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35-1012 490 21,365 17,030 23,530 17,250 19,695 23,625
    10.25 8.20 11.30 8.30 9.45 11.35
Cooks, Fast Food 35-2011 16,760 16,255 17,015 15,850 16,735 18,170
    8.05 7.80 8.20 7.60 8.05 8.75
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 35-2012 710 19,725 16,705 21,235 16,880 18,970 22,285
    9.50 8.05 10.20 8.10 9.10 10.70
Cooks, Short Order 35-2015 18,230 17,010 18,845 16,570 17,895 19,220
    8.75 8.20 9.05 7.95 8.60 9.25
Food Preparation Workers 35-2021 310 18,165 15,875 19,310 15,720 16,255 19,050
    8.75 7.65 9.30 7.55 7.80 9.15
Bartenders 35-3011 70 23,965 16,685 27,605 17,155 19,135 28,185
    11.50 8.00 13.25 8.25 9.20 13.55
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 35-3021 1,960 16,860 15,855 17,360 15,635 16,135 18,120
    8.10 7.60 8.35 7.50 7.75 8.70
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 35-3022 40 17,060 15,930 17,620 15,790 16,645 18,475
    8.20 7.65 8.45 7.60 8.00 8.90
Waiters and Waitresses 35-3031 1,060 18,245 16,180 19,275 15,865 17,060 18,755
    8.75 7.80 9.25 7.65 8.20 9.00
Dishwashers 35-9021 110 17,155 16,605 17,435 16,255 17,465 18,650
    8.25 8.00 8.40 7.80 8.40 8.95
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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.