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
Combined Food Preparation/Serving Worker (Including Fast Food)HSD/GED/OJT/STT$18,400
CashierHSD/GED/OJT/STT$19,500
Cook (Fast Food)HSD/GED/OJT/STT$19,900
Food Preparation WorkerHSD/GED/OJT/STT$20,000
Cook (Restaurant)OJT/PSE/Associate’s Degree$21,000
Stock Clerk/Order FillerHSD/GED/OJT/STT$24,300
Waiter/WaitressHSD/GED/OJT/STT$24,700
Retail SalespersonHSD/GED/OJT/STT$25,800
First-Line Supervisor of Food Preparation/Serving WorkerHSD/GED$31,100
First-Line Supervisor of Retail Sales WorkerHSD/GED$35,600

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