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 227,570 19,505 16,845 20,835 16,745 18,245 20,570
    9.40 8.10 10.00 8.05 8.75 9.90
Chefs and Head Cooks 35-1011 N/A 32,100 19,530 38,385 22,195 28,435 38,405
    15.45 9.40 18.45 10.65 13.65 18.45
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35-1012 15,850 27,570 18,875 31,920 20,430 25,000 32,910
    13.25 9.05 15.35 9.80 12.00 15.80
Cooks, Fast Food 35-2011 14,680 17,555 16,840 17,915 16,445 17,645 18,850
    8.45 8.10 8.60 7.90 8.50 9.05
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 35-2012 15,620 20,800 16,875 22,765 17,580 19,970 23,120
    10.00 8.10 10.95 8.45 9.60 11.10
Cooks, Restaurant 35-2014 N/A 21,425 16,720 23,775 17,630 20,465 24,425
    10.30 8.05 11.45 8.50 9.85 11.75
Cooks, Short Order 35-2015 3,300 18,235 16,995 18,860 16,565 17,875 19,190
    8.75 8.15 9.05 7.95 8.60 9.25
Cooks, All Other 35-2019 460 21,305 16,900 23,510 17,500 19,815 23,505
    10.25 8.15 11.30 8.40 9.55 11.30
Food Preparation Workers 35-2021 14,870 19,665 16,825 21,090 16,955 18,650 21,930
    9.45 8.10 10.15 8.15 8.95 10.55
Bartenders 35-3011 6,860 19,665 16,730 21,135 16,730 18,210 21,195
    9.45 8.05 10.15 8.05 8.75 10.20
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 35-3021 58,060 17,755 16,895 18,185 16,485 17,710 18,935
    8.55 8.10 8.75 7.90 8.50 9.10
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 35-3022 6,190 17,450 16,935 17,710 16,435 17,600 18,760
    8.40 8.15 8.50 7.90 8.45 9.00
Waiters and Waitresses 35-3031 N/A 18,715 16,800 19,670 16,580 17,925 19,285
    9.00 8.10 9.45 7.95 8.60 9.25
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 35-3041 3,170 19,850 16,760 21,400 16,875 18,530 21,895
    9.55 8.05 10.30 8.10 8.90 10.55
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 35-9011 N/A 18,175 16,865 18,835 16,520 17,785 19,050
    8.75 8.10 9.05 7.95 8.55 9.15
Dishwashers 35-9021 7,510 18,240 16,880 18,925 16,660 18,075 19,585
    8.75 8.10 9.10 8.00 8.70 9.40
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 35-9031 7,820 17,635 16,825 18,035 16,465 17,690 18,915
    8.50 8.10 8.65 7.90 8.50 9.10
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 35-9099 2,290 18,600 16,630 19,585 16,495 17,780 19,065
    8.95 8.00 9.40 7.95 8.55 9.15
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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 Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Employment Security Division, Labor Market Information. Publish date May 2012.