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 40 33,650 21,270 39,840 22,300 34,270 43,950
    16.20 10.25 19.15 10.70 16.50 21.15
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35-1012 640 26,650 18,860 30,540 20,650 25,990 30,400
    12.80 9.05 14.70 9.95 12.50 14.60
Cooks, Fast Food 35-2011 N/A 18,170 16,920 18,790 16,600 17,930 19,270
    8.75 8.15 9.05 8.00 8.60 9.25
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 35-2012 1,450 19,190 16,900 20,330 17,200 19,130 21,670
    9.20 8.15 9.75 8.25 9.20 10.40
Cooks, Restaurant 35-2014 580 19,760 16,770 21,260 17,000 18,760 22,180
    9.50 8.05 10.20 8.15 9.00 10.65
Cooks, Short Order 35-2015 60 16,890 16,710 16,980 16,290 17,390 18,490
    8.10 8.05 8.15 7.85 8.35 8.90
Food Preparation Workers 35-2021 800 17,810 16,910 18,260 16,520 17,750 18,980
    8.55 8.15 8.80 7.95 8.55 9.15
Bartenders 35-3011 190 21,000 16,650 23,170 16,850 18,490 23,870
    10.10 8.00 11.15 8.10 8.90 11.50
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 35-3021 3,420 17,280 16,840 17,500 16,410 17,560 18,710
    8.30 8.10 8.40 7.90 8.45 9.00
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 35-3022 90 17,710 16,640 18,250 16,380 17,570 18,760
    8.50 8.00 8.80 7.85 8.45 9.00
Waiters and Waitresses 35-3031 1,250 18,700 16,770 19,660 16,600 17,960 19,350
    9.00 8.05 9.45 8.00 8.65 9.30
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 35-3041 140 17,340 16,750 17,640 16,410 17,600 18,800
    8.35 8.05 8.50 7.90 8.45 9.05
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 35-9011 200 18,330 16,670 19,160 16,680 18,130 19,820
    8.80 8.00 9.20 8.00 8.70 9.55
Dishwashers 35-9021 290 18,520 16,940 19,300 16,750 18,220 19,900
    8.90 8.15 9.30 8.05 8.75 9.55
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 35-9031 270 17,550 16,750 17,940 16,430 17,630 18,830
    8.45 8.05 8.65 7.90 8.45 9.05
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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.