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 31,970 19,520 16,730 20,920 16,830 18,350 21,030
    9.40 8.05 10.05 8.10 8.80 10.10
Chefs and Head Cooks 35-1011 500 31,310 23,330 35,300 24,450 28,790 36,360
    15.05 11.20 16.95 11.75 13.85 17.50
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35-1012 2,590 27,810 18,770 32,330 20,440 25,070 33,100
    13.35 9.00 15.55 9.85 12.05 15.90
Cooks, Fast Food 35-2011 1,750 18,140 16,700 18,860 16,590 17,900 19,220
    8.70 8.05 9.05 8.00 8.60 9.25
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 35-2012 1,710 20,650 16,680 22,640 18,050 20,700 23,200
    9.95 8.00 10.90 8.70 9.95 11.15
Cooks, Restaurant 35-2014 2,670 19,680 16,790 21,120 17,320 19,260 22,340
    9.45 8.05 10.15 8.35 9.25 10.75
Cooks, Short Order 35-2015 230 18,580 16,650 19,550 16,600 17,950 19,320
    8.95 8.00 9.40 8.00 8.65 9.30
Cooks, All Other 35-2019 80 18,500 16,950 19,270 16,980 18,460 20,040
    8.90 8.15 9.25 8.15 8.85 9.65
Food Preparation Workers 35-2021 2,030 19,780 16,760 21,290 17,070 18,810 22,420
    9.50 8.05 10.25 8.20 9.05 10.80
Bartenders 35-3011 660 22,510 16,730 25,400 17,400 19,520 28,000
    10.80 8.05 12.20 8.35 9.40 13.45
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 35-3021 8,530 17,680 16,730 18,150 16,520 17,720 18,920
    8.50 8.05 8.75 7.95 8.50 9.10
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 35-3022 490 18,040 16,690 18,720 16,630 17,980 19,330
    8.65 8.00 9.00 8.00 8.65 9.30
Waiters and Waitresses 35-3031 7,320 18,570 16,730 19,490 16,670 18,020 19,390
    8.95 8.05 9.35 8.00 8.65 9.30
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 35-3041 380 19,540 16,660 20,990 16,900 18,550 21,910
    9.40 8.00 10.10 8.10 8.90 10.55
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 35-9011 650 17,230 16,700 17,500 16,440 17,590 18,730
    8.30 8.05 8.40 7.90 8.45 9.00
Dishwashers 35-9021 1,110 18,150 16,690 18,880 16,680 18,080 19,660
    8.75 8.05 9.10 8.00 8.70 9.45
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 35-9031 1,230 17,070 16,750 17,220 16,470 17,590 18,700
    8.20 8.05 8.30 7.90 8.45 9.00
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 35-9099 30 19,340 16,770 20,630 17,240 19,130 21,880
    9.30 8.05 9.90 8.30 9.20 10.50
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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.