How Much Do Deli Workers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Deli Workers

Deli Workers serve food to diners at counter or from a steam table.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$24540 per year
Hourly wage
$12 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$17,940 to $19,800 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$9 to $10 per hour

Entry-level Cafeteria, Food Concession and Coffee Shop Counter Attendants with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $17,940 to $19,800 per year or $9 to $10 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Cafeteria, Food Concession and Coffee Shop Counter Attendants to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $15 $31,960
Senior (Top 25%) $13 $27,920
Middle (Mid 50%) $11 $23,860
Junior (Bottom 25%) $10 $19,800
No experience (Bottom 10%) $9 $17,940

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $17 $34,450
WA $15 $31,940
CA $15 $30,640
MA $14 $29,680
NY $14 $29,450
VT $14 $29,150
CT $13 $27,940
OR $13 $27,940
HI $13 $27,540
CO $13 $27,530

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Cafeteria, Food Concession and Coffee Shop Counter Attendant is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Deli Workers are in the states of DC, WA, CA, MA and NY.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Other Schools and Instruction $39020 $18.76
Specialty Hospitals $34480 $16.58
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals $32970 $15.85
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $31770 $15.27
Real Estate $30990 $14.90
Home Health Care Services $29720 $14.29
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events $29710 $14.28
Individual and Family Services $28700 $13.80
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $28700 $13.80
Traveler Accommodation $28570 $13.74
Facilities Support Services $28520 $13.71
Spectator Sports $28200 $13.56
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores $28050 $13.49
Elementary and Secondary Schools $27850 $13.39
Civic and Social Organizations $27020 $12.99
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water $26720 $12.84
Management of Companies and Enterprises $26700 $12.84
Special Food Services $26660 $12.82
Junior Colleges $26560 $12.77
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $26510 $12.75
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores $26380 $12.68
Gambling Industries $26220 $12.61
Other Residential Care Facilities $26120 $12.56
Motion Picture and Video Industries $26110 $12.55
Outpatient Care Centers $26100 $12.55
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions $25800 $12.40
Restaurants and Other Eating Places $25730 $12.37
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries $25700 $12.36
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) $25600 $12.31
Beverage Manufacturing $25500 $12.26

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