Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
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.
Education: Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
Tasks: Wipe tables or seats with dampened cloths or replace dirty tablecloths. Set tables with clean linens, condiments, or other supplies. Locate items requested by customers. Scrape and stack dirty dishes and carry dishes and other tableware to kitchens for cleaning. Perform serving, cleaning, or stocking duties in establishments, such as cafeterias or dining rooms, to facilitate customer service. Carry food, dishes, trays, or silverware from kitchens or supply departments to serving counters. Clean up spilled food or drink or broken dishes and remove empty bottles and trash. Serve food to customers when waiters or waitresses need assistance. Serve ice water, coffee, rolls, or butter to patrons. Maintain adequate supplies of items such as clean linens, silverware, glassware, dishes, or trays. Clean and polish counters, shelves, walls, furniture, or equipment in food service areas or other areas of restaurants and mop or vacuum floors. Fill beverage or ice dispensers. Stock cabinets or serving areas with condiments and refill condiment containers.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $8.63   Entry $17,960.00
Mean $9.65   Mean $20,074.00
Experience $10.16 Experience $21,131.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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35-9011.00 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers