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Waiters and Waitresses

in Massachusetts

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

Occupation Projection for Waiters and Waitresses

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
353031  Waiters and Waitresses 64,032 69,024 4,992 7.80 % 4,924 7,545 499 12,968 No formal educational credential 

Waiters and Waitresses Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Accommodation and Food Services    58,490  91 % 62,710  91 % 4,220  7 % $30,410
Food Services and Drinking Places    55,740  87 % 59,890  87 % 4,150  7 % $30,310
Accommodation, including Hotels and Motels    2,760  4 % 2,820  4 % 60  2 % $32,510
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation    2,680  4 % 2,960  4 % 280  10 % $29,130
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    1,260  2 % 1,640  2 % 380  30 % $26,790
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    570  1 % 580  1 % 10  2 % $32,190
Administrative and Support Services    570  1 % 580  1 % 10  2 % $32,190
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation    110  0 % 120  0 % 10  8 % $28,650
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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