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Estimated employment4,360
Mean wage9.39
Entry wage8.78
10th percentile wage8.55
50th percentile wage9.04
90th percentile wage11.07
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Leisure and Hospitality3,95090.6%
Education and Health Services3507.9%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Education and Health Services35011.15
Leisure and Hospitality3,9509.20
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (35-9011)
Facilitate food service. Clean tables, carry dirty dishes, replace soiled table linens; set tables; replenish supply of clean linens, silverware, glassware, and dishes; supply service bar with food, and serve water, butter, and coffee to patrons.
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$9.39 $11.70  -$2.30
2013$9.38+.2%$11.68 +.2%-$2.30
2012$9.26+1.3%$11.53 +1.3%-$2.27
2011$9.12+1.5%$11.36 +1.5%-$2.24
2010$9.00+1.4%$11.21 +1.4%-$2.21
2009$8.90+1.1%$11.09 +1.1%-$2.18
2008$8.73+2.0%$10.87 +2.0%-$2.14
2007$8.49+2.8%$10.57 +2.8%-$2.08
2006$8.16+4.1%$10.16 +4.1%-$2.00
2005$7.93+2.9%$9.87 +2.9%-$1.94
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$9.39 $26.43  -$17.03
2013$9.38+.2%$26.36 +.3%-$16.98
2012$9.26+1.3%$25.83 +2.1%-$16.57
2011$9.12+1.5%$25.38 +1.7%-$16.26
2010$9.00+1.4%$24.99 +1.6%-$15.99
2009$8.90+1.1%$24.57 +1.7%-$15.66
2008$8.73+2.0%$24.23 +1.4%-$15.50
2007$8.49+2.8%$23.61 +2.6%-$15.12
2006$8.16+4.1%$22.86 +3.3%-$14.70
2005$7.93+2.9%$22.15 +3.2%-$14.22

Note:The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80 percent of workers earn between this wage range, 10 percent earn less while 10 percent earn more.

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2014
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