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 10,300 18,650 16,740 19,600 16,730 18,140 19,670
    8.95 8.05 9.40 8.05 8.70 9.45
Chefs and Head Cooks 35-1011 N/A 26,310 16,940 30,990 18,030 25,170 32,520
    12.65 8.15 14.90 8.65 12.10 15.65
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35-1012 740 24,570 17,480 28,120 19,000 22,240 26,320
    11.80 8.40 13.50 9.15 10.70 12.65
Cooks, Fast Food 35-2011 980 17,900 16,740 18,480 16,620 17,900 19,190
    8.60 8.05 8.90 8.00 8.60 9.25
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 35-2012 1,820 19,610 16,800 21,020 17,480 19,600 22,230
    9.45 8.10 10.10 8.40 9.40 10.70
Cooks, Restaurant 35-2014 850 19,140 16,640 20,390 16,870 18,510 21,750
    9.20 8.00 9.80 8.10 8.90 10.45
Cooks, Short Order 35-2015 N/A 20,000 16,660 21,670 18,270 20,680 22,520
    9.60 8.00 10.40 8.80 9.95 10.85
Food Preparation Workers 35-2021 830 17,480 16,700 17,870 16,490 17,700 18,910
    8.40 8.05 8.60 7.95 8.50 9.10
Bartenders 35-3011 440 17,660 16,820 18,080 16,560 17,720 18,890
    8.50 8.10 8.70 7.95 8.50 9.10
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 35-3021 2,460 17,440 16,780 17,770 16,520 17,670 18,820
    8.40 8.05 8.55 7.95 8.50 9.05
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 35-3022 N/A 16,970 16,750 17,080 16,480 17,590 18,700
    8.15 8.05 8.20 7.90 8.45 9.00
Waiters and Waitresses 35-3031 1,540 17,780 16,700 18,320 16,490 17,680 18,870
    8.55 8.05 8.80 7.95 8.50 9.05
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 35-3041 N/A 16,530 16,530 16,540 16,170 17,210 18,260
    7.95 7.95 7.95 7.75 8.30 8.80
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 35-9011 N/A 17,260 16,670 17,550 16,470 17,660 18,860
    8.30 8.00 8.45 7.90 8.50 9.05
Dishwashers 35-9021 N/A 17,070 16,760 17,220 16,460 17,590 18,710
    8.20 8.05 8.30 7.90 8.45 9.00
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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.