Waiters and Waitresses


Take orders and serve food and beverages to patrons at tables in dining establishment. Exclude 'Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop' (35-3022).


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Eating And Drinking Places
  2. Hotels And Motels
  3. Misc. Amusement, Recreation Services
  4. Gasoline Service Stations
  5. Real Estate Operators And Lessors

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 45,340 7.27 6.06 7.87 15,120 12,600 16,370
Joplin MSA 1,540 6.51 6.01 6.76 13,550 12,510 14,060
Columbia MSA 1,690 7.31 6.10 7.91 15,190 12,690 16,440
St Joseph MSA 790 6.81 6.16 7.14 14,170 12,820 14,840
Springfield MSA 3,000 8.04 6.22 8.95 16,720 12,940 18,620
St Louis MSA 22,320 7.65 6.07 8.43 15,900 12,630 17,540
Kansas City* 8,350 7.16 6.05 7.72 14,901 12,592 16,055
Central Region* 4,330 7.12 6.00 7.69 14,819 12,475 15,991
Northeast Region* 1,330 6.71 6.00 7.07 13,967 12,473 14,713
Northwest Region* 3,310 6.40 6.20 6.49 13,302 12,899 13,504
Ozark Region* 4,100 7.67 6.16 8.43 15,958 12,803 17,535
South Central Region* 240 6.32 5.85 6.56 13,153 12,165 13,647
Southeast Region* 1,970 6.64 6.03 6.94 13,811 12,553 14,440
Southwest Region* 1,700 6.69 6.03 7.02 13,912 12,541 14,597
St. Charles* 3,400 8.47 6.16 9.62 17,609 12,806 20,010
St. Louis City* 3,200 7.76 6.09 8.60 16,149 12,672 17,888
St. Louis County* 9,830 7.66 6.10 8.44 15,928 12,683 17,550
West Central Region* 2,270 6.12 5.92 6.22 12,723 12,312 12,928
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 1,260 6.42 5.85 6.70 13,352 12,173 13,941

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 41,930 47,750 5,820 13.88 2,941 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 16,240 19,320 3,080 18.97 1,222 Outstanding
St Louis MSA 20,980 24,790 3,810 18.16 1,562 Outstanding
Central Region* 4,200 5,210 1,010 24.05 337 Great
Northwest Region* 1,570 1,810 240 15.29 88 Great
Ozark Region* 4,310 5,020 710 16.47 313 Outstanding
South Central Region* 800 980 180 22.50 63 Outstanding
Southeast Region* 1,970 2,260 290 14.72 140 Outstanding
Southwest Region* 1,690 1,970 280 16.57 123 Outstanding
West Central Region* 1,450 1,560 110 7.59 93 Outstanding

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires short-term on-the-job training