Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop

Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth

Serve food to diners at counter or from a steam table. Counter attendants who also wait tables are included in "Waiters and Waitresses" (35-3031).

Number of positions

2012: 12,880    2014: 14,080

Annual job postings

New: 600    Replacement: 1,480
(Total: 2,080)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
Less than high school

Work experience:

On-the-job training:
Short-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.