Hospitality

Top 10 Highest Demand Positions in Hospitality
(South Central Kentucky)

Occupation/Position DescriptionMinimum Required EducationAverage Annual Salary
HSD: High School Diploma, OJT: On-the-Job Training, PSE: Post-Secondary Education, STT: Short-Term Training, GED: General Educational Development
*Higher level of education preferred
+Information includes both residential and commercial wages
Maid/HousekeeperHSD/GED/OJT$17,500+
ServerHSD/GED/OJT$17,800+
Host/Hostess; Restaurant, Lounge or Coffee ShopHSD/GED/OJT$18,200+
DishwasherHSD/GED/OJT$18,300
Hotel/Motel/Resort Desk ClerkHSD/GED/OJT$18,600
Dining Room/Cafeteria Attendant and Bartender HelperHSD/GED/OJT$18,800+
BartenderPSE/Certificate/OJT$18,800+
Cook; RestaurantOJT/PSE/Associate's Degree$19,800+
Maintenance/Repair Worker; GeneralPSE/Certificate/OJT*$28,000
Lodging ManagerBachelor’s Degree$44,500

Hospitality Career Pathway


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Lodging Manager
Marketing Director
Meeting, Convention & Event Planner
Social & Community
Service Manager
Human Resources
Information Technology


AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$44,500 – $100,000

 

 

Front Desk/Sales Manager
Executive Chef
Pastry Chef
Restaurant Manager
Events Planner


AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$30,000 – $90,000

 

 

Kitchen Management
Sous Chef
Maintenance Technician
Spa Services
Golf Course Maintenance
Executive Housekeeper


AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$18,000 – $50,000

 

 

Dining Room/Cafeteria Attendent
Bartender Helper
Dishwasher
Desk Clerk
Hosts/Hostesses
Server
Maid/Housekeeper


AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS:
$17,000 – $22,000