I posted some stats for Oregon and the USA nationaly regarding the restaurant industry and specificially waiters who earn minimum wage plus tips. This will assist in creating a more clear image of the economic role of the restaurant industry in Oregon and those who work many of the direct customer-service positions.
Paul C. Paz
Analysis of restaurant sales compared to cost of wages/tips
$17.00 per hour = $7.25 wage plus $9.75 per in tips
Oregon restaurant employees average 25.5 hours a week. To earn $9.75 per hour in tips an employee would have to generate sale revenues for their employer as follows:
1-Waiter SALES FOR THE RESTAURANT
Tips Hourly Monthly Annual Annual 7.25 Min-Wage Cost
10% $97.50 $10,774 $129,285 $9,613
12% $81.25 $8,978 $107,737 $9,613
15% $65.26 $7,211 $86,534 $9,613
10 waitstaff that would generate restaurant owner revenues of:
10-Waiter'S Tips RESTAURANT OWNER REVENUES
15% $ 860,534
AVERAGE ANNUAL INCOME for an Oregon waiter making $17.00 per hour:
(25.5 x 52 weeks = 1326 hours) $22,542
2004 Oregon per capita income $29,971
2004 - $4.7 Billion Sales for Oregon Eating & Drinking Establishments
Average labor costs are 30%
Waiters represent 25% Food and beverage staff labor mix
110,100 restaurant employees
AVERAGE RESTAURANT WAGES (USA)
Restaurant Manager: $45,200 (50-hour week)
Chefs & Head Cooks: $37,800 (40-hour week)
OREGON WAITERS: Minimum Wage (2005 - 25.5 hours a week AVERAGE)
(2008 - $7.95 plus Tips ? No Tip-Credit)
OREGON RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION
2005 OREGON STATS
1 in 14 payroll workers in the state.
Oregon?s largest private sector employer 120,000 Employees
$4.7 billion - 2005 posted sales
$9.7 billion - Overall Oregon economic impact
7.6 percent of the Gross State Product.
Nearly half of all adults have worked in a restaurant during their career.
Nearly 80 percent of restaurant employees earn above minimum wage?and nine percent earn greater than Oregon?s per-capita income.
Restaurants employ more minority managers than any other industry in America.
One in four Oregonians found their first job in a restaurant.
One in four hospitality businesses are owned by African-Americans, Hispanics or Asian-Americans?higher than the average for all businesses.
Almost half of all adult Oregonians are patrons of a restaurant on any given day.
typical Oregonian consumes an average of 5.3 meals or snacks prepared away from home each week.
Travelers and visitors account for 15-30 % of sales at restaurants. Tourism is one of our state?s largest industries and restaurants are the biggest component.
23% of the tourist dollar is spent on food.
RESTAURANT INDUSTRY OCCUPATIONS
12% Dishwashers, attendants, hosts
46% Food and beverage
24% Cooks and food prep workers
7% Supervisors, food prep and serving workers
3% Food service workers
USA NATIONAL STATS
NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION
2008 RESTAURANT INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
? Sales: $558 billion
? Locations: 945,000 ? serving more than 70 billion meal and snack occasions
? Employees: 13.1 million ? one of the largest private-sector employers
CORNERSTONE OF OUR NATION'S ECONOMY
?Restaurant-industry sales are forecast to advance 4.4% in 2008 and equal 4% of the U.S. gross domestic product.
? The overall economic impact of the restaurant industry is expected to exceed $1.5 trillion in 2008, including sales in related industries such as agriculture, transportation and manufacturing.
? Every dollar spent by consumers in restaurants generates an additional $2.34 spent in other industries allied with the restaurant industry.
? Each additional dollar spent in restaurants generates an additional $0.99 in household earnings throughout the economy.
? Average unit sales in 2005 were $833,000 at fullservice restaurants and $694,000 at limited-service restaurants.
? More than seven out of 10 eating-and-drinking places are single-unit (independent) operations.
NUMBER TWO EMPLOYER
? The restaurant industry employs an estimated 13.1 million people, making it the nation's second-largest employer outside of government.
? Eating-and-drinking places are extremely labor-intensive -- sales per full-time-equivalent employee were $61,344 in 2006 and notably lower than other industries.
? The restaurant industry provides work for more than 9 percent of those employed in the United States.
? The restaurant industry is expected to add 2 million jobs over the next decade, for total employment of 15.1 million in 2018.
LADDER TO MANAGEMENT OPPORTUNITY
? Women and minorities represent three of five owners of eating and drinking place firms, compared to less than half of all U.S. firms.
? One-quarter of eating and drinking place firms are owned by women, 15% by Asians, 8% by Hispanics and 4% by African-Americans.
? Eating-and-drinking places employ more minority managers than any other industry.
? Nearly half of all adults have worked in the restaurant industry at some point during their lives, and 32 percent of adults got their first job experience in a restaurant.
? The number of foodservice managers is projected to increase 11 percent from 2008 to 2018.
RESTAURANTS BY THE NUMBERS?
? $1.5 billion ? Restaurant-industry sales on a typical day in 2008.
? 83 percent ? Percent of adults who said there are more healthy options available at quickservice restaurants than there were two years ago.
? 70 percent ? Percent of adults who said their favorite restaurant foods provide flavor and taste sensations which cannot easily duplicate in their home kitchens.
? 64 percent ? Percent of adults who said there are more restaurants they enjoy going to now than there were two years ago.
? 62 percent ? Percent of adults who said they are likely to make a restaurant choice based on how environmentally friendly a restaurant is.
? 48 percent ? Percent of adults who have visited a restaurant?s Web site.
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