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 237,030 19,360 16,730 20,680 16,780 18,240 20,410
    9.30 8.05 9.95 8.05 8.75 9.80
Chefs and Head Cooks 35-1011 2,480 35,990 21,510 43,230 24,510 32,580 48,030
    17.30 10.35 20.80 11.80 15.65 23.10
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35-1012 16,560 27,770 18,650 32,330 20,410 25,490 33,360
    13.35 8.95 15.55 9.80 12.25 16.05
Cooks, Fast Food 35-2011 13,240 17,650 16,740 18,110 16,560 17,790 19,010
    8.50 8.05 8.70 7.95 8.55 9.15
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 35-2012 14,910 20,940 16,770 23,020 17,720 20,250 23,420
    10.05 8.05 11.05 8.50 9.75 11.25
Cooks, Restaurant 35-2014 N/A 20,940 16,690 23,060 17,630 20,240 23,820
    10.05 8.05 11.10 8.50 9.75 11.45
Cooks, Short Order 35-2015 2,900 18,300 16,630 19,140 16,620 17,990 19,410
    8.80 8.00 9.20 8.00 8.65 9.35
Cooks, All Other 35-2019 670 20,630 16,660 22,620 17,140 19,040 23,850
    9.90 8.00 10.90 8.25 9.15 11.45
Food Preparation Workers 35-2021 18,120 19,340 16,750 20,640 16,940 18,560 21,630
    9.30 8.05 9.90 8.15 8.90 10.40
Bartenders 35-3011 7,550 18,950 16,780 20,030 16,690 18,020 19,360
    9.10 8.05 9.65 8.05 8.65 9.30
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 35-3021 57,090 17,490 16,730 17,870 16,500 17,670 18,840
    8.40 8.05 8.60 7.95 8.50 9.05
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 35-3022 5,460 17,850 16,800 18,380 16,640 17,900 19,160
    8.60 8.10 8.85 8.00 8.60 9.20
Waiters and Waitresses 35-3031 N/A 17,970 16,710 18,600 16,540 17,770 19,010
    8.65 8.05 8.95 7.95 8.55 9.15
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 35-3041 3,530 20,480 16,740 22,350 17,100 18,870 22,500
    9.85 8.05 10.75 8.20 9.05 10.80
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 35-9011 N/A 17,780 16,740 18,300 16,570 17,810 19,050
    8.55 8.05 8.80 7.95 8.55 9.15
Dishwashers 35-9021 7,760 17,880 16,690 18,470 16,620 17,950 19,300
    8.60 8.05 8.90 8.00 8.65 9.30
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 35-9031 8,100 17,630 16,730 18,070 16,540 17,760 18,980
    8.45 8.05 8.70 7.95 8.55 9.10
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 35-9099 2,310 19,020 16,830 20,120 16,760 18,100 19,440
    9.15 8.10 9.65 8.05 8.70 9.35
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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 June 2013.