Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations

National Occupation Code (NOC): 6711  ·  Browse All Occupations

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Kitchen helpers, food service helpers and dishwashers clear tables, clean kitchen areas, wash dishes, and perform various other activities to assist workers who prepare or serve food and beverages. They are employed by restaurants, cafes, hotels, fast food outlets, cafeterias, hospitals and other establishments.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Food Service Worker
  • Food Service Aid
  • Dining Room Server
  • Food Prep
  • Dishwasher
  • Dietary Aide
  • Kitchen Helper
  • Dish Washer
  • Dish Washers
  • Busser
  • Team Member, Tim Hortons
  • Dietary Server

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $4,827
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $11,082
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $24,206
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $15,205
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $12,915
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $12,206
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $9,871
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations.

Sex Median Income
Male $8,730
Female $6,440
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (26 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations.

$23,000.00
Lowest Observed
$42,062.00
Highest Observed
$28,060.00
25th Percentile
$30,350.54
Average
$29,250.00
Median
$32,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 3,290
25 to 34 years 540
35 to 44 years 445
45 to 54 years 480
55 to 64 years 420
65 to 74 years 35
75 years and over 20
Total 5,230
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 4,255
Part Time 850
Total 5,105
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 1,610
Female 3,495
Total 5,105
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 5,150
Self Employed 80
Total 5,230
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 4,830
Unemployed 400
Total 5,230
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,435
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 2,395
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 130
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 765
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 55
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 325
Total 5,105
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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