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 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
    N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chefs and Head Cooks 35-1011 440 29,000 21,810 32,600 22,870 26,380 30,260
    13.95 10.50 15.65 11.00 12.70 14.55
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35-1012 2,450 27,850 18,880 32,330 20,730 26,130 33,100
    13.40 9.10 15.55 9.95 12.55 15.90
Cooks, Fast Food 35-2011 1,890 17,910 17,070 18,340 16,540 17,780 19,020
    8.60 8.20 8.80 7.95 8.55 9.15
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 35-2012 1,740 20,810 16,860 22,790 17,810 20,380 23,090
    10.00 8.10 10.95 8.55 9.80 11.10
Cooks, Restaurant 35-2014 2,580 19,710 16,790 21,160 17,240 19,230 22,170
    9.45 8.05 10.15 8.30 9.25 10.65
Cooks, Short Order 35-2015 120 21,750 16,560 24,340 16,980 18,770 27,140
    10.45 7.95 11.70 8.15 9.00 13.05
Cooks, All Other 35-2019 90 18,140 16,850 18,790 16,620 17,950 19,290
    8.70 8.10 9.05 8.00 8.65 9.25
Food Preparation Workers 35-2021 1,800 20,680 16,870 22,580 17,330 19,400 23,340
    9.95 8.10 10.85 8.35 9.35 11.20
Bartenders 35-3011 690 22,450 16,740 25,300 17,710 21,350 26,990
    10.80 8.05 12.15 8.50 10.25 12.95
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 35-3021 7,930 17,890 16,900 18,380 16,510 17,760 19,010
    8.60 8.15 8.85 7.95 8.55 9.15
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 35-3022 420 18,100 16,770 18,770 16,560 17,900 19,240
    8.70 8.05 9.00 7.95 8.60 9.25
Waiters and Waitresses 35-3031 7,060 18,450 16,800 19,280 16,610 17,980 19,390
    8.85 8.10 9.25 8.00 8.65 9.30
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 35-3041 290 20,330 16,760 22,120 17,180 19,150 22,840
    9.80 8.05 10.65 8.25 9.20 11.00
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 35-9011 N/A 19,350 16,880 20,580 16,550 17,840 19,140
    9.30 8.10 9.90 7.95 8.60 9.20
Dishwashers 35-9021 910 18,420 16,900 19,180 16,740 18,230 20,090
    8.85 8.15 9.20 8.05 8.75 9.65
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 35-9031 1,510 17,200 16,840 17,370 16,370 17,490 18,610
    8.25 8.10 8.35 7.85 8.40 8.95
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 35-9099 N/A 18,170 17,110 18,700 16,560 17,820 19,090
    8.75 8.25 9.00 7.95 8.55 9.20
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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.