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Working as a Breakfast Attendant

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a breakfast attendant. For example, did you know that they make an average of $11.81 an hour? That's $24,565 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 14% and produce 775,300 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Breakfast Attendant Do

There are certain skills that many breakfast attendants have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed communication skills, customer-service skills and physical strength.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a breakfast attendant, we found that a lot of resumes listed 29.4% of breakfast attendants included guest service, while 8.6% of resumes included breakfast items, and 8.2% of resumes included front office. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the breakfast attendant job title. But what industry to start with? Most breakfast attendants actually find jobs in the hospitality and professional industries.

How To Become a Breakfast Attendant

If you're interested in becoming a breakfast attendant, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 14.0% of breakfast attendants have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 1.5% of breakfast attendants have master's degrees. Even though some breakfast attendants have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a breakfast attendant. When we researched the most common majors for a breakfast attendant, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on breakfast attendant resumes include bachelor's degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a breakfast attendant. In fact, many breakfast attendant jobs require experience in a role such as cashier. Meanwhile, many breakfast attendants also have previous career experience in roles such as sales associate or housekeeper.

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Average Salary$24,565
Job Growth Rate14%

Breakfast Attendant Career Paths

Top Careers Before Breakfast Attendant

Cashier
22.3 %

Top Careers After Breakfast Attendant

Cashier
19.6 %

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Average Salary for a Breakfast Attendant

Breakfast Attendants in America make an average salary of $24,565 per year or $12 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $27,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $22,000 per year.
Average Salary
$24,565

Best Paying Cities

City
Average Salary
Milwaukee, WI
Salary Range24k - 30k$27k$27,383
South Bend, IN
Salary Range24k - 29k$27k$26,978
Bloomington, MN
Salary Range22k - 27k$25k$24,697
Phoenix, AZ
Salary Range21k - 27k$25k$24,530
Salt Lake City, UT
Salary Range21k - 27k$24k$24,337
Paducah, KY
Salary Range21k - 26k$24k$23,751
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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Breakfast Attendant
Breakfast Attendant
Drury Inn & Suites Greenville
Drury Inn & Suites Greenville
01/30/2021
01/30/2021
$25,04401/30/2021
$25,044
Breakfast Attendant
Breakfast Attendant
Drury Inn & Suites Dayton North
Drury Inn & Suites Dayton North
01/28/2021
01/28/2021
$25,04401/28/2021
$25,044
Breakfast Attendant
Breakfast Attendant
Drury Inn & Suites Phoenix Chandler Fashion Center
Drury Inn & Suites Phoenix Chandler Fashion Center
01/27/2021
01/27/2021
$26,08801/27/2021
$26,088
Breakfast Attendant
Breakfast Attendant
Drury Inn & Suites Cincinnati Northeast Mason
Drury Inn & Suites Cincinnati Northeast Mason
01/27/2021
01/27/2021
$27,13101/27/2021
$27,131
Breakfast Attendant
Breakfast Attendant
Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham Grandview
Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham Grandview
01/26/2021
01/26/2021
$22,95701/26/2021
$22,957
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Breakfast Attendant Resumes

Designing and figuring out what to include on your resume can be tough, not to mention time-consuming. That's why we put together a guide that is designed to help you craft the perfect resume for becoming a Breakfast Attendant. If you're needing extra inspiration, take a look through our selection of templates that are specific to your job.

Learn How To Write a Breakfast Attendant Resume

At Zippia, we went through countless Breakfast Attendant resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Breakfast Attendant Demographics

Gender

female

78.6 %

male

16.5 %

unknown

4.9 %

Ethnicity

White

66.5 %

Black or African American

12.9 %

Hispanic or Latino

10.3 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

74.4 %

French

8.3 %

Russian

4.1 %
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Breakfast Attendant Education

Degrees

High School Diploma

48.0 %

Associate

16.5 %

Bachelors

14.0 %
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Top Skills For a Breakfast Attendant

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 29.4% of breakfast attendants listed guest service on their resume, but soft skills such as communication skills and customer-service skills are important as well.

Best States For a Breakfast Attendant

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a breakfast attendant. The best states for people in this position are Washington, Maine, Vermont, and Idaho. Breakfast attendants make the most in Washington with an average salary of $29,672. Whereas in Maine and Vermont, they would average $29,015 and $28,367, respectively. While breakfast attendants would only make an average of $28,277 in Idaho, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. Vermont

Total Breakfast Attendant Jobs:
15
Highest 10% Earn:
$33,000
Location Quotient:
2.25
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. Wisconsin

Total Breakfast Attendant Jobs:
71
Highest 10% Earn:
$32,000
Location Quotient:
1.33
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. Washington

Total Breakfast Attendant Jobs:
77
Highest 10% Earn:
$35,000
Location Quotient:
0.94
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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What do you like the most about working as Breakfast Attendant?

Preparing the food items that are needed to be out for breakfast before start time..making sure the food are hot and all the items that are required to have so our guests are not disappointed. Especially having fresh coffee 24/7 along with hot tea and gotta have that fresh cold orang juice and apple juice Show More

What do you NOT like?

No reason to not like breakfast just having to get up early enough to get to work and set out and prepare Show More

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Top Breakfast Attendant Employers

1. Holiday Inn Express
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$24,319
Breakfast Attendants Hired: 
421+
2. Best Western
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$23,965
Breakfast Attendants Hired: 
223+
3. Drury Hotels
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$24,390
Breakfast Attendants Hired: 
94+
4. Marriott International
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$24,433
Breakfast Attendants Hired: 
76+
5. Hyatt Hotels
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$26,767
Breakfast Attendants Hired: 
54+
6. Hilton
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$25,273
Breakfast Attendants Hired: 
42+
Updated October 2, 2020