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Hospitality & Tourism career cluster, in The United States of America

occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners13-1121.00ECSBachelor0.99100,000$25,670$52,020
Recreation Workers39-9032.00SEABachelor1.03379,300$18,000$27,230
Slot Supervisors39-1012.00CRE1,2 year-0.287,100$20,810$38,300
Gaming Dealers39-3011.00CER1,2 year0.0668,500$16,630$21,990
Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners39-3012.00CER1,2 year0.3511,500$17,820$25,710
Travel Agents41-3041.00EC1,2 year-1.1774,100$20,670$39,900
Food Service Managers11-9051.00ECRwork exp.0.51305,000$29,290$56,010
Gaming Managers11-9071.00ECwork exp.03,800$43,830$79,690
Lodging Managers11-9081.00ECSwork exp.0.7648,400$28,870$59,410
Chefs and Head Cooks35-1011.00ERAwork exp.0.89127,500$23,630$47,390
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers35-1012.00ECRwork exp.0.99890,100$20,690$34,700
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers37-1011.00ECRwork exp.0.6247,900$23,650$41,240
Gaming Supervisors39-1011.00ECwork exp.0.0727,800$28,640$50,810
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials27-2023.00REClong OJT0.4519,800$18,150$35,540
Cooks, Private Household35-2013.00ARClong OJT0.0835,900$21,080$42,220
Cooks, Restaurant35-2014.00RElong OJT1.431,109,700$18,170$25,430
Butchers and Meat Cutters51-3021.00RCElong OJT0.5139,000$19,750$31,740
Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators33-9031.00RCEmod. OJT-0.577,000$22,340$35,280
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria35-2012.00RCmod. OJT0.63417,600$17,840$26,370
Cooks, all other35-2019.00RCmod. OJT0.621,500$18,870$29,210
Gaming Service Workers, all other39-3019.00Cmod. OJT0.1513,200$18,090$28,300
Concierges39-6012.00SEmod. OJT1.0331,200$20,560$31,440
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Tour Guides and Escorts39-7011.00SEmod. OJT0.5143,500$18,300$28,100
Travel Guides39-7012.00ECmod. OJT03,900$19,030$35,930
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers51-6011.00RCmod. OJT0.18208,200$17,580$23,210
Cooks, Fast Food35-2011.00RCshort OJT-1.53524,400$16,850$20,570
Cooks, Short Order35-2015.00RCshort OJT-0.51181,600$17,520$23,130
Food Preparation Workers35-2021.00RCshort OJT0.63873,900$17,420$22,920
Bartenders35-3011.00ECRshort OJT1.03580,900$17,310$25,580
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food35-3021.00CREshort OJT1.093,159,700$16,810$20,460
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop35-3022.00RSEshort OJT0.6481,200$17,230$21,380
Waiters and Waitresses35-3031.00SECshort OJT0.282,465,100$17,090$24,410
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant35-3041.00SREshort OJT1.34253,100$17,320$23,490
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers35-9011.00RCSshort OJT0.61415,300$17,280$22,340
Dishwashers35-9021.00RCshort OJT-0.38507,400$17,310$21,260
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop35-9031.00ESshort OJT0.45376,400$16,990$21,410
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, all other35-9099.00*short OJT0.7646,100$17,190$23,200
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners37-2011.00RCshort OJT0.582,360,600$18,000$27,030
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners37-2012.00RCshort OJT0.771,457,700$17,370$23,830
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers39-3031.00SCEshort OJT0.54113,900$16,970$21,740
Amusement and Recreation Attendants39-3091.00ECRshort OJT0.77288,600$17,190$22,000
Baggage Porters and Bellhops39-6011.00RCshort OJT0.843,600$17,690$24,910
Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants53-6061.00RSEshort OJT0.6716,500$18,220$31,080
Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers41-2012.00CERshort OJT-1.0513,300$18,500$25,940
occupation SOC code interests minimum education growth outlook current workers salary entry salary all
Gaming Cage Workers43-3041.00CERshort OJT0.5311,300$19,750$28,120
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks43-4081.00CESshort OJT0.9243,200$17,470$23,530
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks43-4181.00CESshort OJT-0.14140,800$21,440$38,050
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers51-3022.00Rshort OJT-0.01152,400$19,220$25,510

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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 2014 to 2024. 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 of America in 2014 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 of America in 2016. 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 $208,000 are sometimes shown as >$208,000 rather than the actual salary.


Average Salaries

Salary all is the estimated average salary for all workers in this occupation in The United States of America in 2016. Technically it is the mean annual wage.

Salaries over $208,000 are sometimes shown as >$208,000 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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