Fast Food and Counter Workers

3.2/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
94%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
15%
by 2030
WAGES
$23,860
or $11.47 hourly
VOLUME
3,450,120
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 94% (You are doomed)

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Assisting and Caring for Others
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Fast Food and Counter Workers' job openings is expected to rise 15% by 2030
'Fast Food and Counter Workers' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Fast Food and Counter Workers' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Fast Food and Counter Workers' was $23,860, or $11.47 hourly
'Fast Food and Counter Workers' are paid 43.1% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 3,450,120 people employed as Fast Food and Counter Workers.
This represents around 2.48% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Perform duties such as taking orders and serving food and beverages. Serve customers at counter or from a steam table. May take payment. May prepare food and beverages.

SOC Code: 35-3023.00

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