• Fast Food and Counter Workers
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 23,700
    $18,250 range bar $32,170
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Fast Food and Counter Workers take and prepare orders, clear tables, and do other tasks associated with providing food and drink to customers.

What do they typically do

  • Greet customers and answer their questions about menu items and specials
  • Take food and drink orders from customers
  • Prepare food and drink orders, such as sandwiches and coffee
  • Relay customers' orders to other kitchen staff
  • Serve food and drinks to customers at a counter, at a stand, or in a hotel room
  • Accept payment and provide customers with receipts
  • Clean assigned work areas, such as dining tables or serving counters
  • Stock service stations, cabinets, and tables
  • Set tables or prepare food stations for new customers

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.4%
Job Openings 18,140

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Some may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
Private Training Programs

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