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Job Description

Median Salary

 
BakersMix and bake ingredients to produce breads, rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, or other baked goods. The median hourly wage for Bakers is $12.07
 
BaristasPrepare or serve specialty coffee or other beverages. Serve food such as baked goods or sandwiches to patrons. The median hourly wage for Baristas is $9.62
 
BartendersMix and serve drinks to patrons, directly or through waitstaff. The median hourly wage for Bartenders is $10.00
 
Butchers and Meat CuttersCut, trim, or prepare consumer-sized portions of meat for use or sale in retail establishments. The median hourly wage for Butchers and Meat Cutters is $14.38
 
Chefs and Head CooksDirect and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts. The median hourly wage for Chefs and Head Cooks is $20.77
 
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast FoodPerform duties which combine preparing and serving food and nonalcoholic beverages. The median hourly wage for Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food is $9.33
 
Cooks, Fast FoodPrepare and cook food in a fast food restaurant with a limited menu. Duties of these cooks are limited to preparation of a few basic items and normally involve operating large-volume single-purpose cooking equipment. The median hourly wage for Cooks, Fast Food is $9.57
 
Cooks, Institution and CafeteriaPrepare and cook large quantities of food for institutions, such as schools, hospitals, or cafeterias. The median hourly wage for Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria is $11.92
 
Cooks, RestaurantPrepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu. The median hourly wage for Cooks, Restaurant is $11.59
 
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee ShopServe food to diners at counter or from a steam table. The median hourly wage for Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop is $9.62
 
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender HelpersFacilitate food service. Clean tables, remove dirty dishes, replace soiled table linens; set tables; replenish supply of clean linens, silverware, glassware, and dishes; supply service bar with food; and serve items such as water, condiments, and coffee to patrons. The median hourly wage for Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers is $9.71
 
DishwashersClean dishes, kitchen, food preparation equipment, or utensils. The median hourly wage for Dishwashers is $10.00
 
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators Operate or tend food or tobacco roasting, baking, or drying equipment, including hearth ovens, kiln driers, roasters, char kilns, and vacuum drying equipment. The median hourly wage for Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators is $13.75
 
Food BatchmakersSet up and operate equipment that mixes or blends ingredients used in the manufacturing of food products. Includes candy makers and cheese makers. The median hourly wage for Food Batchmakers is $13.37
 
Food Cooking Machine Operators and TendersOperate or tend cooking equipment, such as steam cooking vats, deep fry cookers, pressure cookers, kettles, and boilers, to prepare food products. The median hourly wage for Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders is $13.65
 
Food Preparation WorkersPerform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea. The median hourly wage for Food Preparation Workers is $10.29
 
Food Servers, NonrestaurantServe food to individuals outside of a restaurant environment, such as in hotel rooms, hospital rooms, residential care facilities, or cars. The median hourly wage for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant is $10.19
 
Food Service ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages. The median hourly wage for Food Service Managers is $24.42
 
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and TrimmersUse hand or hand tools to perform routine cutting and trimming of meat, poultry, and seafood. The median hourly wage for Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers is $11.78
 
Slaughterers and Meat PackersWork in slaughtering, meat packing, or wholesale establishments performing precision functions involving the preparation of meat. Work may include specialized slaughtering tasks, cutting standard or premium cuts of meat for marketing, making sausage, or wrapping meats. The median hourly wage for Slaughterers and Meat Packers is $12.79
 
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving WorkersDirectly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food. The median hourly wage for Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers is $15.14
 
Waiters and WaitressesTake orders and serve food and beverages to patrons at tables in dining establishment. The median hourly wage for Waiters and Waitresses is $9.62
 

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