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 22,130 19,650 16,225 21,360 16,090 18,065 21,530
    9.45 7.80 10.25 7.75 8.70 10.35
Chefs and Head Cooks 35-1011 280 27,190 21,525 30,020 21,445 23,570 28,365
    13.05 10.35 14.45 10.30 11.35 13.65
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35-1012 1,720 28,195 18,985 32,800 20,185 26,380 33,965
    13.55 9.15 15.75 9.70 12.70 16.35
Cooks, Fast Food 35-2011 1,410 17,445 16,340 18,000 15,945 17,065 18,555
    8.40 7.85 8.65 7.65 8.20 8.90
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 35-2012 1,080 22,745 17,920 25,160 19,215 22,390 25,555
    10.95 8.60 12.10 9.25 10.75 12.30
Cooks, Restaurant 35-2014 2,210 21,860 17,050 24,265 17,920 20,740 24,175
    10.50 8.20 11.65 8.60 9.95 11.60
Cooks, Short Order 35-2015 40 22,865 18,160 25,215 19,625 23,470 26,130
    11.00 8.75 12.10 9.45 11.30 12.55
Cooks, All Other 35-2019 19,675 16,800 21,110 16,785 18,180 20,190
    9.45 8.10 10.15 8.05 8.75 9.70
Food Preparation Workers 35-2021 1,390 20,695 16,780 22,655 17,210 19,410 23,050
    9.95 8.05 10.90 8.25 9.35 11.10
Bartenders 35-3011 460 19,260 15,775 21,005 15,745 17,595 22,485
    9.25 7.60 10.10 7.55 8.45 10.80
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 35-3021 5,710 17,725 16,295 18,440 15,945 17,250 18,910
    8.50 7.85 8.85 7.65 8.30 9.10
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 35-3022 140 19,335 16,535 20,735 16,675 18,665 21,745
    9.30 7.95 9.95 8.00 8.95 10.45
Waiters and Waitresses 35-3031 5,520 17,960 15,900 18,990 15,705 16,540 19,120
    8.65 7.65 9.15 7.55 7.95 9.20
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 35-3041 90 19,975 16,945 21,490 16,985 18,890 22,170
    9.60 8.15 10.35 8.15 9.10 10.65
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 35-9011 400 19,755 15,880 21,695 15,790 16,990 20,725
    9.50 7.65 10.45 7.60 8.15 9.95
Dishwashers 35-9021 680 18,685 16,815 19,620 16,805 18,555 20,905
    9.00 8.10 9.45 8.10 8.90 10.05
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 35-9031 850 16,800 16,075 17,165 15,800 16,805 18,255
    8.10 7.75 8.25 7.60 8.10 8.80
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 35-9099 19,430 17,425 20,430 17,335 18,995 22,015
    9.35 8.40 9.80 8.35 9.15 10.60
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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.