Poverty rates within restaurant occupations, 2014
|Occupations||Poverty rate||Twice-poverty rate|
|Cashiers and counter attendants||23.0%||46.3%|
|Food preparation workers||23.2%||50.2%|
|Hosts and hostesses||11.8%||30.8%|
|Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers (e.g., bussers)||13.3%||37.7%|
|Waiters and waitresses||18.4%||46.2%|
|First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers||9.9%||36.4%|
|Chefs and head cooks||8.1%||31.1%|
View the underlying data on epi.org.
Note: For reference, in 2013 the poverty threshold for a family of four was $23,836, and the twice-poverty threshold was $47,672. To ensure sufficient sample sizes, this table draws from pooled 2011Q3–2014Q2 microdata.
Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata