Fast Food and Counter Workers

2.9/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $12.07 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 99% (You are doomed)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Fast Food and Counter Workers' job openings is expected to rise 7.6% by 2031
'Fast Food and Counter Workers' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

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

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Fast Food and Counter Workers' was $25,100, or $12.07 hourly
'Fast Food and Counter Workers' are paid 45.1% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as fast food and counter workers?

As of 2021 there were 3,095,120 people employed as Fast Food and Counter Workers within the United States.
This represents around 2.20% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 45 people are employed as Fast Food and Counter Workers.

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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