Delaware Data for Career Pathway Planning
Career Cluster and PathwayMSHSHWHDEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
Hospitality & Tourism  60,510  5,822           9.5%           $26,455  
Restaurants and Food/Beverage Services   44,240  4,203           9.6%           $25,823  
Delaware
Occupations by Career Pathway: Restaurants and Food/Beverage Services
OccupationMSHSHWHDEmployment
2018
Employment
Change
2016-26
Employment
Growth
2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
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Bakers   350           10           2.9%           $26,090   MNM  OOH
Bartenders   2,290           60           3.4%           $25,310   MNM  OOH
Chefs and Head Cooks  530           30           11.1%           $59,330   MNM  OOH
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food   11,390           2,030           16.3%           $20,830   MNM  OOH
Cooks, Fast Food    710           -30           -4.8%           $21,450   MNM  OOH
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria   2,650           80           2.8%           $32,620   MNM  OOH
Cooks, Private Household N/AN/AN/A             $41,240** MNM  OOH
Cooks, Restaurant  4,590           510           12.0%           $27,430   MNM  OOH
Cooks, Short Order    80           -10           -4.2%           $22,230   MNM  OOH
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop   1,600           30           3.2%           $21,690   MNM  OOH
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers   1,380           70           8.3%           $19,390   MNM  OOH
Dishwashers    1,640           90           4.5%           $21,350   MNM  OOH
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 3,250           280           8.7%           $41,830   MNM  OOH
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other    120           20           13.2%           $25,060   MNM  OOH
Food Preparation Workers   2,480           140           6.3%           $22,360   MNM  OOH
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant   1,040           130           12.7%           $24,700   MNM  OOH
Food Service Managers  510           40           9.3%           $76,040   MNM  OOH
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop   1,620           120           6.7%           $19,850   MNM  OOH
Waiters and Waitresses   8,010           610           7.4%           $23,690   MNM  OOH
Mid-Atlantic States
Occupations by Career Pathway: Restaurants and Food/Beverage Services
OccupationEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
Bakers22,140      1,900  8.2%           $28,490  
Bartenders78,540      4,080  5.4%           $26,550  
Chefs and Head Cooks12,400      1,630  11.3%           $59,588  
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food369,600      60,620  17.1%           $21,792  
Cooks, All OtherN/A           70  N/A           N/A  
Cooks, Fast Food40,310      90  0.2%           $22,300  
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria39,860      4,360  10.1%           $31,093  
Cooks, Private HouseholdN/A           10  N/A           N/A  
Cooks, Restaurant138,460      17,070  13.2%           $28,148  
Cooks, Short Order19,420      290  1.2%           $25,465  
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop73,060      5,410  8.5%           $22,306  
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers54,700      4,830  9.7%           $23,414  
Dishwashers59,630      4,150  7.0%           $22,225  
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers110,220      10,990  10.8%           $39,574  
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other6,730      610  10.2%           $26,804  
Food Preparation Workers94,340      10,370  10.3%           $24,153  
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant38,410      5,070  12.3%           $24,290  
Food Service Managers17,190      2,410  9.7%           $71,148  
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop48,820      4,430  9.5%           $22,845  
Waiters and Waitresses289,580      27,970  9.6%           $25,842  

 ** National wage data; the state data is not available.
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 • Sources: Delaware Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
 • Mid-Atlantic includes Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
 • MS, HS, HW and HD are abbreviations for Middle Skill, High Skill, High Wage and High Demand Occupations
 • MS & HS Cluster/Pathway: A Cluster/Pathway is designated as MS if, within the cluster/pathway, the percentage of MS occupations is at least thirty (30) percent
   of the total number of occupations reported for that cluster/pathway. The same process is used to determine HS clusters/pathways.
 • HW & HD Cluster/Pathway: A Cluster/Pathway is designated as HW if, within the cluster/pathway, the total employment for HW occupations is greater than the
   total employment for non-HW occupations. The same process is used to determine HD for clusters/pathways.