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Hospitality & Tourism career cluster, in The United States

occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Amusement and Recreation Attendants39-3091.00ECRshort OJT1.42261,300$16,260$20,020
Baggage Porters and Bellhops39-6011.00RCshort OJT1.2446,000$16,580$23,090
Bartenders35-3011.00ECRshort OJT0.9503,200$16,340$21,630
Butchers and Meat Cutters51-3021.00RCElong OJT0.79126,800$18,150$30,000
Chefs and Head Cooks35-1011.00ERAwork exp.-0.08100,600$24,530$46,570
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food35-3021.00CREshort OJT1.482,682,100$16,100$18,720
Concierges39-6012.00SEmod. OJT1.1920,300$18,110$29,310
Cooks, all other35-2019.00RCmod. OJT1.521,900$17,290$25,310
Cooks, Fast Food35-2011.00RCshort OJT-0.36530,400$16,260$18,780
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria35-2012.00RCmod. OJT1.23405,300$16,890$24,340
Cooks, Private Household35-2013.00ARClong OJT1.443,600$17,930$27,840
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Cooks, Restaurant35-2014.00RElong OJT1.29915,400$16,920$23,300
Cooks, Short Order35-2015.00RCshort OJT0.54174,200$16,390$21,240
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop35-3022.00RSEshort OJT0.62445,500$16,210$19,430
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers35-9011.00RCSshort OJT0.45397,000$16,260$19,690
Dishwashers35-9021.00RCshort OJT0.7510,200$16,210$18,930
Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, all other39-3099.00*mod. OJT2.2537,000$17,110$27,400
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers35-1012.00ECRwork exp.0.98801,100$19,660$31,820
First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers37-1011.00ECRwork exp.0.08226,700$21,980$37,830
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers39-1021.00ECSwork exp.1.35218,900$22,040$38,300
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors39-9031.00SRE1,2 year2.4251,400$17,630$36,900
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, all other35-9099.00*short OJT-0.5846,400$16,850$23,390
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Food Preparation Workers35-2021.00RCshort OJT1.03813,700$16,470$20,910
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant35-3041.00SREshort OJT1.8208,900$16,500$22,010
Food Service Managers11-9051.00ECRwork exp.-0.33320,600$30,820$52,580
Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners39-3012.00CER1,2 year1.2115,300$16,680$24,790
Gaming Cage Workers43-3041.00CERshort OJT-1.2715,900$17,820$26,070
Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers41-2012.00CERshort OJT-1.2120,100$17,730$25,740
Gaming Dealers39-3011.00CER1,2 year1.7191,000$16,180$22,410
Gaming Managers11-9071.00ECwork exp.1.153,300$37,240$71,390
Gaming Service Workers, all other39-3019.00Cmod. OJT1.2912,400$17,320$26,500
Gaming Supervisors39-1011.00ECwork exp.0.6936,100$30,910$49,700
Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators33-9031.00RCEmod. OJT0.916,800$20,980$32,040
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop35-9031.00ESshort OJT0.41330,500$16,200$19,570
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks43-4081.00CESshort OJT1.11227,500$16,590$21,960
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners37-2011.00RCshort OJT1.072,310,400$16,820$24,850
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers33-9092.00RSshort OJT1.23121,500$16,250$20,720
Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants39-3093.00SECshort OJT1.4617,600$16,520$21,390
Lodging Managers11-9081.00ECSwork exp.0.8351,400$29,290$54,800
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners37-2012.00RCshort OJT0.781,427,300$16,430$21,820
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers51-3022.00Rshort OJT1.55166,100$17,380$23,690
Parking Lot Attendants53-6021.00RCshort OJT-0.17125,100$16,620$21,540
Personal Care and Service Workers, all other39-9099.00*short OJT1.09102,300$16,810$23,420
Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers53-7072.00RCImod. OJT0.3710,800$25,300$47,590
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Recreation Workers39-9032.00SEABachelor1.9339,100$16,900$25,430
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks43-4181.00CESshort OJT0.58124,300$20,130$33,580
Slot Supervisors39-1012.00CRE1,2 year0.5718,900$19,110$34,200
Tour Guides and Escorts39-7011.00SEmod. OJT1.7934,900$17,140$26,280
Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants53-6061.00RSEshort OJT1.1124,800$16,670$23,960
Travel Agents41-3041.00EC1,2 year182,800$19,930$36,970
Travel Guides39-7012.00ECmod. OJT2.364,200$18,600$36,060
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers39-3031.00SCEshort OJT1.02109,100$16,260$20,320
Waiters and Waitresses35-3031.00SECshort OJT0.872,260,300$16,210$20,710

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Footnotes


SOC Codes

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system classifies all careers and assigns a unique number to each. This SOC number can be used to follow up with other career databases.


Career Interests

Interests are the likes and dislikes of people who work in each career. Matching your interests can help you find a career that will be more satisfying and rewarding for you than occupations that do not meet your interests. Knowing your work interests can help you decide what kinds of jobs and careers you want to explore.

People and work environments can be classified into these six different groups:

Take an Career Interest Assessment to discover your interests.


Minimum Postsecondary Education Required

Minimum education is the usual minimum level of postsecondary (after high school) education required for each career.

Some careers have on-the-job training (OJT), which means that you go straight to the job and learn while you work.

Some careers require further education after high school before starting the career.


Growth Outlook

Growth outlook is the projected growth of the number of career openings per year from 2010 to 2020. High growth means that the number of openings are increasing, so the likelihood of getting a job in this career is good. Low growth means that there may not be any openings, so the likelihood of getting a job in this career is not very good.

White background indicates that growth outlook information is not available.


Number of Current Workers

Current workers is the number of people in The United States in 2010 who were full-time and part-time employees, workers on paid vacation or other type of paid leave, workers assigned temporarily to other units and paid owners, officers and staff of incorporated firms. This excludes proprietors, owners and partners of unincorporated firms, unpaid family workers, workers on unpaid leave and contractors and temporary agency employees not on the company payroll.


Average Entry-Level Salaries

Salary entry is the estimated average salary for all entry-level (first-year) workers in this occupation in The United States in 2012. Technically it is the annual 10th percentile wage.

Salary includes straight time, gross pay, exclusive of premium pay. Base rate, cost-of-living allowances, tips, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay, commissions, production bonuses and on-call pay are included. Excluded is back pay, jury duty pay, overtime pay, severance pay, shift differentials, non-production bonuses and tuition reimbursements.

Salaries over $187,200 are sometimes shown as >$187,200 rather than the actual salary.


Average Salaries

Salary all is the estimated average salary for all workers in this occupation in The United States in 2012. Technically it is the mean annual wage.

Salaries over $187,200 are sometimes shown as >$187,200 rather than the actual salary.


This research was compiled, analyzed, and posted by Emil Barnabas.

The data come from multiple data tables from the US Department of Labor. Blanks in this table represent missing data, some due to confidentiality because of small numbers of workers in an occupation.




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