Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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

Perform duties which combine preparing and serving food and nonalcoholic beverages.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
2,692,170 0.6 % $8.95 $18,610 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.52 $7.85 $8.63 $9.32 $11.19
Annual Wage (2) $15,650 $16,320 $17,950 $19,390 $23,270


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Limited-Service Eating Places 2,015,500 50.14 $8.62 $17,930
Elementary and Secondary Schools 123,320 1.44 $10.29 $21,410
Full-Service Restaurants 115,890 2.60 $8.81 $18,330
Grocery Stores 108,460 4.38 $10.54 $21,920
Special Food Services 95,290 17.31 $9.97 $20,730

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Limited-Service Eating Places 2,015,500 50.14 $8.62 $17,930
Special Food Services 95,290 17.31 $9.97 $20,730
Specialty Food Stores 16,320 7.70 $9.46 $19,670
Amusement Parks and Arcades 7,550 4.71 $9.54 $19,830
Grocery Stores 108,460 4.38 $10.54 $21,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 290 0.13 $17.80 $37,030
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,380 0.41 $14.91 $31,010
Oil and Gas Extraction (8) (8) $12.18 $25,340
State Government (OES Designation) 3,300 0.14 $11.86 $24,670
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 1,570 0.65 $11.85 $24,650


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 261,460 18.67 0.88 $9.77 $20,310
Texas 234,060 23.20 1.10 $8.60 $17,880
Florida 152,280 21.44 1.01 $8.75 $18,200
Ohio 139,960 28.44 1.34 $8.50 $17,670
Pennsylvania 116,340 21.22 1.00 $9.43 $19,610




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 20,820 30.25 1.43 $8.21 $17,070
Missouri 77,270 29.85 1.41 $8.46 $17,590
Indiana 77,770 28.54 1.35 $8.50 $17,680
Ohio 139,960 28.44 1.34 $8.50 $17,670
North Carolina 106,920 28.34 1.34 $8.57 $17,830




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 6,420 10.04 0.47 $10.74 $22,330
Washington 60,380 22.42 1.06 $10.27 $21,350
Vermont 4,200 14.62 0.69 $10.03 $20,860
Connecticut 21,760 13.61 0.64 $10.03 $20,860
Massachusetts 62,050 19.89 0.94 $9.81 $20,400

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 73,040 20.62 0.97 $9.15 $19,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 65,120 17.06 0.81 $9.53 $19,820
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 58,800 11.80 0.56 $9.15 $19,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 51,740 23.51 1.11 $8.64 $17,980
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 51,450 20.60 0.97 $8.90 $18,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 43,220 18.88 0.89 $9.61 $19,990
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 40,090 20.03 0.95 $8.55 $17,780
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 35,910 19.90 0.94 $10.19 $21,190
St. Louis, MO-IL 33,460 26.62 1.26 $8.64 $17,970
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 31,880 19.00 0.90 $9.01 $18,740




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jacksonville, NC 2,640 60.39 2.85 $8.21 $17,080
Sandusky, OH 1,870 54.72 2.58 $8.33 $17,330
Greenville, NC 3,030 42.86 2.02 $8.33 $17,320
Burlington, NC 2,260 41.65 1.97 $8.39 $17,450
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA 690 41.23 1.95 $8.20 $17,050
Bloomington, IN 2,960 40.75 1.92 $8.33 $17,340
Muncie, IN 1,770 40.24 1.90 $8.42 $17,510
Kokomo, IN 1,510 40.03 1.89 $8.22 $17,110
Springfield, MO 7,170 39.44 1.86 $8.32 $17,300
Wheeling, WV-OH 2,410 38.66 1.83 $8.18 $17,010