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 N/A 29,390 16,540 35,820 17,340 25,090 36,470
    14.15 7.95 17.20 8.35 12.05 17.55
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35-1012 780 24,070 17,030 27,590 17,810 20,820 27,460
    11.55 8.20 13.25 8.55 10.00 13.20
Cooks, Fast Food 35-2011 890 17,540 17,030 17,800 16,500 17,690 18,890
    8.45 8.20 8.55 7.95 8.50 9.10
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 35-2012 1,390 20,730 16,920 22,630 17,300 19,300 23,090
    9.95 8.15 10.90 8.30 9.30 11.10
Cooks, Restaurant 35-2014 530 21,680 17,000 24,020 17,770 20,640 24,880
    10.40 8.15 11.55 8.55 9.90 11.95
Cooks, Short Order 35-2015 N/A 17,330 17,180 17,400 16,430 17,580 18,720
    8.35 8.25 8.35 7.90 8.45 9.00
Cooks, All Other 35-2019 N/A 19,470 17,310 20,550 16,850 18,370 20,570
    9.35 8.30 9.90 8.10 8.85 9.90
Food Preparation Workers 35-2021 480 21,300 16,850 23,530 17,530 20,220 25,710
    10.25 8.10 11.30 8.45 9.70 12.35
Bartenders 35-3011 190 17,350 16,690 17,690 16,370 17,520 18,660
    8.35 8.00 8.50 7.85 8.40 8.95
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 35-3021 3,660 17,070 16,780 17,220 16,340 17,470 18,590
    8.20 8.05 8.30 7.85 8.40 8.95
Waiters and Waitresses 35-3031 1,630 17,900 16,990 18,360 16,500 17,720 18,940
    8.60 8.15 8.85 7.95 8.50 9.10
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 35-3041 N/A 20,710 16,650 22,740 17,050 18,930 22,440
    9.95 8.00 10.95 8.20 9.10 10.80
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 35-9011 120 16,790 16,740 16,820 16,270 17,340 18,410
    8.05 8.05 8.10 7.80 8.35 8.85
Dishwashers 35-9021 260 17,390 16,930 17,620 16,440 17,630 18,820
    8.35 8.15 8.45 7.90 8.50 9.05
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 35-9031 430 17,680 16,840 18,100 16,450 17,670 18,900
    8.50 8.10 8.70 7.90 8.50 9.10
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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.