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Tourism Wages

Want to know how much the tourism industry pays? Below is a list of salaries, compiled by the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

Tourism Wage List


Occupational growth will be slow but steady, according to the department. Leisure and hospitality jobs are projected to increase at an average annual rate of 1.3 percent through the year 2014.  

 Waiters and Waitresses $18,180 
 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers$15,070 
 First-Line Supervisors/ Managers of Food Preparation and Service Workers$31,510 
 Restaurant Cooks$22,230 
 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,530 
 Amusement and Recreation Attendants$18,660 
 Tour Guides and Escorts$21,820 
 Retail Salespersons$19,470
 Hotel, Motel and Resort Clerks$30,870 
 Sailors and Marine Oilers$26,180 
   *All salaries include employee tips 

 Food Service Managers$43,800 
 Lodging Managers$50,850 
 Specialist Meeting & Convention Planners$42,220 
 Musicians and Singers$25.22/hour 
 Chefs and Head Cooks$39,650
 First-Line Supervisors/ Managers of Landscaping and Grounds Keeping$40,770 
 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Nonretail Sales Workers$52,360 
 Airline Pilots, Co-pilots and Flight Engineers$125,210
 Air Traffic Controllers$87,450 

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Jun 5, 2008 09:57 pm
 Posted by  gmathol

Most common jobs: there anybody who can survive on that?

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