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Waiters and Waitresses

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $13.28
Statewide median: $23.81

 

This career pays well below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Waiters and Waitresses *

Area Low Median High
U S
$10.27 $13.33 $15.81
Minnesota
$11.91 $13.28 $14.87
Central Minnesota
$11.75 $12.38 $14.68
Northeast Minnesota
$11.37 $11.79 $14.06
Northwest Minnesota
$11.51 $11.84 $12.08
Southeast Minnesota
$11.56 $11.96 $13.43
Southwest Minnesota
$11.48 $11.73 $13.30
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$12.32 $13.41 $15.44

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 32,510 workers employed in this very large career.

Where do Waiters and Waitresses most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 71,182 new Waiters and Waitresses to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Waiters and Waitresses
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 2,023,200 2,430,700 407,600 20.1%
Minnesota 31,369 36,813 5,444 17.4%
Central Minnesota 3,422 4,046 624 18.2%
Northeast Minnesota 2,027 2,329 302 14.9%
Northwest Minnesota 3,047 3,576 529 17.4%
Southeast Minnesota 3,302 3,902 600 18.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 17,735 20,814 3,079 17.4%
Southwest Minnesota 1,707 2,022 315 18.5%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.




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