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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a cafe attendant. For example, did you know that they make an average of $12.61 an hour? That's $26,225 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 Cafe Attendant Do

There are certain skills that many cafe 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 cafe attendant, we found that a lot of resumes listed 14.7% of cafe attendants included food service, while 14.1% of resumes included customer service, and 12.6% of resumes included pos. 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 cafe attendant job title. But what industry to start with? Most cafe attendants actually find jobs in the hospitality and health care industries.

How To Become a Cafe Attendant

If you're interested in becoming a cafe attendant, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 28.3% of cafe attendants have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 1.6% of cafe attendants have master's degrees. Even though some cafe 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 cafe attendant. When we researched the most common majors for a cafe attendant, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or bachelor's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on cafe attendant resumes include associate degree degrees or diploma degrees.

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

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Average Salary
$26,225
Average Salary
Job Growth Rate
14%
Job Growth Rate
Job Openings
13,799
Job Openings

Cafe Attendant Career Paths

Top Careers Before Cafe Attendant

Cashier
22.6 %
Server
7.7 %

Top Careers After Cafe Attendant

Server
16.1 %
Cashier
14.0 %

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Average Salary for a Cafe Attendant

Cafe Attendants in America make an average salary of $26,225 per year or $13 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $28,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $24,000 per year.
Average Salary
$26,225

Best Paying Cities

City
ascdesc
Average Salarydesc
Merrimack, NH
Salary Range24k - 28k$26k$26,436
Tempe, AZ
Salary Range21k - 29k$25k$25,121
Orlando, FL
Salary Range17k - 23k$20k$20,447
$17k
$29k

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyascdescCompanyascdescStart DateascdescSalaryascdesc
Cafe Attendant
Cafe Attendant
Riverwoods Exeter
Riverwoods Exeter
03/31/2021
03/31/2021
$25,04403/31/2021
$25,044
Cafe Attendants/Poolside Servers (Summer Season)
Cafe Attendants/Poolside Servers (Summer Season)
New Albany Country Club Headquarters
New Albany Country Club Headquarters
03/28/2021
03/28/2021
$24,00103/28/2021
$24,001
Cafe Attendant
Cafe Attendant
Guest Services, Inc.
Guest Services, Inc.
03/06/2021
03/06/2021
$29,21803/06/2021
$29,218
Cafe Attendant
Cafe Attendant
WTS International
WTS International
03/02/2021
03/02/2021
$22,95703/02/2021
$22,957
Cafe Attendant/Cashier
Cafe Attendant/Cashier
Friendship Village of Tempe
Friendship Village of Tempe
01/13/2021
01/13/2021
$26,60901/13/2021
$26,609
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Cafe Attendant Demographics

Gender

female

69.5 %

male

26.0 %

unknown

4.5 %

Ethnicity

White

64.1 %

Hispanic or Latino

15.1 %

Black or African American

11.5 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

69.2 %

Italian

7.7 %

Portuguese

3.8 %
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Cafe Attendant Education

Majors

Business
20.2 %

Degrees

High School Diploma

28.3 %

Certificate

27.9 %

Bachelors

21.2 %
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Top Skills For a Cafe 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, 14.7% of cafe attendants listed food service on their resume, but soft skills such as communication skills and customer-service skills are important as well.

Best States For a Cafe Attendant

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a cafe attendant. The best states for people in this position are Washington, Illinois, Kansas, and California. Cafe attendants make the most in Washington with an average salary of $28,086. Whereas in Illinois and Kansas, they would average $27,895 and $27,327, respectively. While cafe attendants would only make an average of $27,086 in California, 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. Nevada

Total Cafe Attendant Jobs:
212
Highest 10% Earn:
$35,000
Location Quotient:
1.75
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. Arizona

Total Cafe Attendant Jobs:
616
Highest 10% Earn:
$34,000
Location Quotient:
1.81
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. Kansas

Total Cafe Attendant Jobs:
182
Highest 10% Earn:
$34,000
Location Quotient:
1.04
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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Top Cafe Attendant Employers

1. Sam's Club
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$27,820
Cafe Attendants Hired: 
19+
2. Main Event
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$24,267
Cafe Attendants Hired: 
14+
3. Target
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$27,858
Cafe Attendants Hired: 
8+
4. Friendship Village Tempe
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$26,820
Cafe Attendants Hired: 
7+
5. American Family Care
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$27,493
Cafe Attendants Hired: 
6+
6. BJ's Wholesale Club
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$27,673
Cafe Attendants Hired: 
6+
Updated October 2, 2020