Salary for Fast Food and Counter Workers

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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) helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

A Fast Food and Counter Worker can receive salaries ranging between $17,940 to $31,960 based on seniority levels. will normally receive average salaries of twenty-four thousand five hundred and fourty dollars per year.

make the highest salary in District of Columbia, where they can earn a compensation of about $34,450. Employees who work in this career are compensated highest in Transportation and Warehousing, where they receive normal pay levels of $31,930.

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Fast Food and Counter Workers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Transportation and Warehousing
Public Administration
Finance and Insurance
Health Care and Social Assistance
Retail Trade
Educational Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Accommodation and Food Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation