Becoming a Line Server via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Penn Foster Career School, one of the highest ranking online schools, is a US school (accredited) offering cooking courses to train individuals to become top-notch chefs, cooks, sous chefs, line cooks, line servers, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 490,980 people employed as counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop alone in America, and their average annual salary is $18,990. Colleges and universities like Penn Foster Career School that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Line Server Salary Information

Category: Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop

Total # Employed in the US 490,980
Average Hourly Wage: $9.13/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$7.31 $7.79 $8.74 $9.77 $11.83
Average Yearly Salary $18,990
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$15,200 $16,210 $18,180 $20,320 $24,610
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
25.0% 45.0% 17.9% 4.0% 6.7% 1.1% 0.3%
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
District of Columbia $10.77/hr $22,400
New York $10.51/hr $21,870
Indiana $10.33/hr $21,490
Florida $10.28/hr $21,380
South Carolina $10.19/hr $21,190
Missouri $10/hr $20,790
Colorado $9.87/hr $20,530
Alaska $9.86/hr $20,510
Tennessee $9.79/hr $20,370
North Dakota $9.7/hr $20,180
Puerto Rico $9.68/hr $20,130
North Carolina $9.67/hr $20,110
Delaware $9.63/hr $20,030
Virginia $9.39/hr $19,520
Pennsylvania $9.35/hr $19,450
Oklahoma $9.32/hr $19,390
Montana $9.31/hr $19,360
Connecticut $9.19/hr $19,110
Mississippi $9.04/hr $18,800
Nebraska $9.03/hr $18,790
Kansas $9.03/hr $18,790
Utah $8.86/hr $18,430
Hawaii $8.83/hr $18,370
New Hampshire $8.78/hr $18,260
Guam $8.77/hr $18,240
Michigan $8.72/hr $18,130
Arkansas $8.7/hr $18,100
Louisiana $8.6/hr $17,880
New Jersey $8.51/hr $17,700
Oregon $8.42/hr $17,520
Ohio $8.42/hr $17,500
West Virginia $8.42/hr $17,520
Iowa $8.37/hr $17,410
Massachusetts $8.26/hr $17,180
Kentucky $8.24/hr $17,130
Maryland $8.22/hr $17,090
New Mexico $8.16/hr $16,980
Alabama $8.16/hr $16,970
Idaho $8.07/hr $16,780
Wyoming $8.05/hr $16,750
California $7.98/hr $16,590
Nevada $7.97/hr $16,580
Maine $7.95/hr $16,540
Washington $7.87/hr $16,360
South Dakota $7.86/hr $16,350
Wisconsin $7.78/hr $16,170


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