Food Counter Attendant and Kitchen Helper

NOC#: 65201

Number employed in the occupation:


Gender of people employed in the occupation:

# of Women: 4700


# of Men: 3410


Age of people working in the occupation:

Age 15 to 29: 5730

Age 30 to 54: 1675

Age 55 to 64: 585

Age 65 and older: 135

Highest Education level of people working in the occupation:

No certificate, diploma or degree: 1995

Secondary school diploma: 3445

Apprenticeship or trades certificate: 180

College certificate or diploma: 1140

University diploma or degree: 1355

Median Incomes of people working in the occupation (2022)

Median income for an entry-level employee: Minimum Wage

Median income for all employees in the occupation: $15.43

Median income for an experienced employee: $20.57

Annual online job postings in 2023 for this occupation:

1348 online job postings

Average advertised hourly wage: $17.19/hour

Industries that employ most people working in the occupation:

72 Accommodation and Food Services 6,120 (75.5%)
62 Health Care and Social Assistance 1,100 (13.6%)
44-45 Retail 545 (6.7%)

Employment outlook:


  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.