Highest Paying Industries for Waiters and Waitresses

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Finance and Insurance13.4327930
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers12.7926600
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land12.2525470
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation12.1225210
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water12.0825120
Transportation and Warehousing12.0425040
Traveler Accommodation12.0425040
Accommodation12.0225000
Special Food Services11.8824700
Department Stores11.7624470
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing11.5924110
Beverage Manufacturing11.5924110
Personal Care Services11.5524030
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities11.4523820
Insurance Carriers11.4523820
Manufacturing11.3723660
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions11.3223550
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services11.3123520
Administrative and Support Services11.3123520
Employment Services11.323510
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations11.2923490
Casino Hotels11.2823460
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing11.2423390
Food Manufacturing11.1323160
Educational Services, Privately owned11.1323150
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations11.123090
Civic and Social Organizations11.0923070
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)11.0823060
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers11.0322950
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)1122890
Hospitals, Privately owned1122890
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction10.9822830
Land Subdivision10.9822830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)10.9622800
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned10.9622800
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)10.8922650
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned10.8622580
General Merchandise Stores10.822470
Local government, including schools and hospitals10.6822210
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events10.6722200
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service10.6722200
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services10.6422120
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals10.6322120
Personal and Laundry Services10.6322110
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries10.6122080
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services10.622050
Federal, State, and Local Government10.622050
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service10.622050
Management of Companies and Enterprises10.5421920
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation10.4921820
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries10.4921820
Religious Organizations10.4921820
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)10.4621750
Educational Services, State government owned10.4321700
Other General Merchandise Stores10.4321690
Other Support Services10.4321690
All industries10.421640
All industries, private ownership only10.421630
Accommodation and Food Services10.3921620
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned10.3721560
Other Personal Services10.3321500
Full-Service Restaurants10.2921410
Food Services and Drinking Places10.2921400
Nonstore Retailers10.2821380
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries10.2621330
Restaurants and Other Eating Places10.2521320
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services10.2421290
Spectator Sports10.221220
Lessors of Real Estate10.1721160
Vending Machine Operators10.1421100
Real Estate10.1121030
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing10.1121020
Gambling Industries10.121020
State government, including schools and hospitals9.9720730
Performing Arts Companies9.9220640
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)9.920580
Ambulatory Health Care Services9.8920570
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters9.8520490
Activities Related to Real Estate9.8420470
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)9.7520270
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly9.7420260
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers9.7420250
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities9.7320230
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)9.6820130
Construction9.6420040
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals9.6220020
Furniture Stores9.619970
Specialty Food Stores9.619960
Information9.5819920
Amusement Parks and Arcades9.5519870
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps9.5519870
Social Assistance9.519750
Food and Beverage Stores9.4819710
Grocery Stores9.4719690
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries9.419560
Motion Picture and Video Industries9.419560
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition9.419560
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores9.3519450
Sporting Goods Stores9.3419420
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores9.3219380
Retail Trade9.319350
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores9.2919320
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods9.2819300
Miscellaneous Store Retailers9.2419230
Wholesale Trade9.2319190
Gasoline Stations9.1118960
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods9.1118940
Rooming and Boarding Houses9.1118940
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores9.0918910
Clothing Stores9.0918910
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores9.0618840
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)9.0618840
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores9.0218760
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers918720
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores8.9518610
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers8.9218550
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers8.7218150
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities8.5617800
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities8.4617610
Health and Personal Care Stores8.3917460
Pharmacies and Drug Stores8.3917460
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers8.3717400
Specialty Trade Contractors8.3417350

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