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

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 $5,003
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $10,328
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $20,381
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $16,048
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $12,076
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $12,465
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $8,866
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 $8,866
Female $6,392
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 (113 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.

$15.31
Lowest Observed
$58,000.00
Highest Observed
$29,250.00
25th Percentile
$33,577.16
Average
$31,200.00
Median
$37,050.00
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 7,295
25 to 34 years 1,335
35 to 44 years 685
45 to 54 years 1,030
55 to 64 years 785
65 to 74 years 170
75 years and over 10
Total 11,320
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 9,510
Part Time 1,975
Total 11,490
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 3,960
Female 7,355
Total 11,310
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 11,140
Self Employed 165
Total 11,320
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 10,130
Unemployed 1,185
Total 11,320
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 4,075
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 4,965
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 220
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 1,265
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 95
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 870
Total 11,490
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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