Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

Perform duties which combine both food preparation and food service.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,695,740 0.6 % $8.71 $18,120 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.13 $7.55 $8.28 $9.26 $11.02
Annual Wage (2) $14,820 $15,710 $17,220 $19,270 $22,920


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Limited-Service Eating Places 2,008,360 $8.37 $17,410
Elementary and Secondary Schools 134,820 $9.99 $20,780
Full-Service Restaurants 116,630 $8.57 $17,830
Grocery Stores 103,690 $10.23 $21,280
Special Food Services 85,620 $10.00 $20,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Rail Transportation 260 $18.11 $37,660
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,280 $14.56 $30,280
Home Health Care Services (8) $11.63 $24,190
Other General Merchandise Stores 7,940 $11.52 $23,960
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 1,680 $11.40 $23,720


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Missouri 83,190 $8.38 $17,420 31.174
West Virginia 21,370 $8.08 $16,810 30.337
Ohio 150,720 $8.31 $17,290 29.603
Indiana 78,900 $8.07 $16,790 28.303
North Carolina 105,350 $8.19 $17,040 27.035

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
District of Columbia 7,040 $11.37 $23,650 11.047
Washington 61,910 $10.21 $21,250 22.192
Vermont 3,770 $9.88 $20,550 12.812
Connecticut 18,080 $9.87 $20,520 10.964
Hawaii 12,320 $9.72 $20,220 20.962


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Jacksonville, NC 2,860 $7.82 $16,260 66.100
Sandusky, OH 1,720 $8.36 $17,390 50.377
Anderson, IN 1,820 $8.06 $16,770 47.751
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA 810 $7.85 $16,320 47.453
Kokomo, IN 1,530 $7.74 $16,100 40.505

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Danbury, CT 350 $11.93 $24,810 5.094
Reno-Sparks, NV 3,540 $11.32 $23,550 17.753
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 15,270 $11.07 $23,020 15.538
Napa, CA 1,100 $10.57 $21,990 17.687
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 24,480 $10.48 $21,810 17.428


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010