Salary for Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop Counter Attendants

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This occupation has now been updated to Fast Food and Counter Workers

Also known as:  Barista, Cafe Server, Cafeteria Server, Cafeteria Worker, Catering Barista, Deli Worker (Delicatessen Worker), Food Server, Food Service Assistant, Food Service Worker, Prep Cook (Preparation Cook)

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Counter attendants in cafeteria, food concessions and coffee shops are charged with the responsibility of serving customers food and beverages from behind a steam counter. They are able to efficiently take orders and process payments while maintaining a superior level of customer service and communication techniques. They are able to prepare or cook simple food items such as breakfast products, sandwiches or coffee, and deliver products that meet safety and health standards. Additionally, they maintain a clean and sanitary work environment at all times. A high school diploma is required for employment in this professional post.

A Counter Attendant, Cafeteria, Food Concession, or Coffee Shop earns an average salary ranging from $17,940 and $31,960 based on seniority. will normally get an average pay level of twenty-four thousand five hundred and fourty dollars per annum.

can get the best compensation in District of Columbia, where they earn normal pay levels of close to about $34,450. This group of people are compensated most highly in Transportation and Warehousing, which has a compensation of $31,930.

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Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop Counter Attendants tend to make the most in the following industries:

Transportation and Warehousing
$31,930
Public Administration
$31,470
Finance and Insurance
$28,970
Health Care and Social Assistance
$27,810
Retail Trade
$27,260
Educational Services
$26,930

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Utilities
$20,400
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$23,640
Accommodation and Food Services
$24,090
Construction
$24,210
Information
$24,960
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$25,100