Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations

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

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
  • Subway Sandwich Artist

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 $4,626
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $10,560
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $19,907
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $15,629
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $15,668
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $12,666
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $8,891
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 Gender

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

Gender Median Income
Male $8,891
Female $7,257
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 (90 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.

$27,300.00
Lowest Observed
$45,610.00
Highest Observed
$27,300.00
25th Percentile
$33,705.72
Average
$31,200.00
Median
$39,760.00
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 4,445
25 to 34 years 760
35 to 44 years 530
45 to 54 years 615
55 to 64 years 575
65 to 74 years 95
75 years and over 10
Total 7,025
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 6,085
Part Time 1,250
Total 7,335
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 Gender

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

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 2,645
Female 4,375
Total 7,020
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 6,940
Self Employed 85
Total 7,025
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 6,350
Unemployed 675
Total 7,025
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 2,445
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 3,320
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 260
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 875
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 50
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 370
Total 7,335
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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