Information About Waiters And Waitresses

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Training

Waiters and waitresses need short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Waiters and waitresses
Training for Waiters And Waitresses
Percent
Less than High School 17.1
High School 36.2
Some College 26.2
Associates Degree 7.0
Bachelors Degree 11.7
Masters Degree 1.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.4

Employment

Represents about 2,381,000 people in the United States- 0.4% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 151,000 more waiters and waitresses but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 1,466,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, waiters and waitresses make $10.05 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Waiters and waitresses $7.73 $8.25 $8.93 $10.60 $14.30
Food preparation and serving related occupations $7.78 $8.35 $9.09 $11.10 $14.60
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, waiters and waitresses make $20,890 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Waiters and waitresses $16,070 $17,160 $18,570 $22,070 $29,820
Food preparation and serving related occupations $16,180 $17,370 $18,900 $23,200 $30,460
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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