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Cafeteria Worker Salary (United States)

A Cafeteria Worker earns an average wage of $9.05 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Cafeteria Worker Salary (?
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$11,019 - $28,466
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MEDIAN: $16,469
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Cafeteria Worker Salary (?
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$7.34 - $12.77
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$10K$20K$30K
Salary
$11,019 - $28,466  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $306.39  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$14,935 - $26,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.34 - $12.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$0.00 - $20.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $306.39  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$14,935 - $26,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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Job Description for Cafeteria Worker

Cafeteria workers are responsible for a variety of food service-related tasks for their company, such as cleaning tables, taking customer orders, and responding to inquiries. These individuals must have excellent communication skills to work well with cafeteria staff and respond to customers' questions in a professional and helpful manner. They must be able to work well on a team, but also on their own with minimal supervision.
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Cafeteria Worker Tasks
  • Collect payment for items purchased.
  • Prepare food according to established procedures, following hygienic practices and ensuring correct temperatures.
  • Wash and clean area and equipment, including dishes, pots, and pans.
  • Serve customers standard portions of food, answering questions about ingredients, and preparation.
  • Place food, condiments and supplies in the appropriate locations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cafeteria Worker

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Experience Affects Cafeteria Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$19,000
Late-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 50%