Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

Serve food to individuals outside of a restaurant environment, such as in hotel rooms, hospital rooms, residential care facilities, or cars. Excludes "Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers" (41-9091) and "Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop" (35-3022).


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)
221,000 1.5 % $10.52 $21,890 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.85 $8.49 $9.40 $11.59 $14.82
Annual Wage (2) $16,320 $17,670 $19,550 $24,110 $30,820


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)
Nursing Care Facilities 46,680 2.80 $9.95 $20,700
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40,200 0.77 $11.58 $24,090
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 34,820 4.59 $9.35 $19,440
Traveler Accommodation 33,480 1.97 $11.30 $23,490
Special Food Services 24,680 4.32 $11.35 $23,620

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 34,820 4.59 $9.35 $19,440
Special Food Services 24,680 4.32 $11.35 $23,620
Nursing Care Facilities 46,680 2.80 $9.95 $20,700
Traveler Accommodation 33,480 1.97 $11.30 $23,490
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40,200 0.77 $11.58 $24,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions (8) (8) $14.65 $30,460
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events (8) (8) $14.07 $29,270
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $12.44 $25,880
Religious Organizations 70 0.04 $12.12 $25,200
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 100 0.03 $11.78 $24,510


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 18,460 1.31 0.76 $12.00 $24,960
New York 16,360 1.94 1.13 $14.46 $30,080
Ohio 12,990 2.61 1.52 $9.52 $19,810
Florida 12,970 1.81 1.05 $9.72 $20,220
New Jersey 12,160 3.22 1.87 $10.62 $22,100




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)
Arkansas 3,810 3.34 1.94 $8.34 $17,350
New Jersey 12,160 3.22 1.87 $10.62 $22,100
Kansas 3,930 3.01 1.74 $8.63 $17,950
Nebraska 2,570 2.84 1.65 $9.10 $18,930
Ohio 12,990 2.61 1.52 $9.52 $19,810




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 1,530 2.37 1.38 $14.50 $30,150
New York 16,360 1.94 1.13 $14.46 $30,080
Connecticut 3,470 2.16 1.25 $12.58 $26,170
Hawaii 800 1.39 0.81 $12.28 $25,550
Nevada 940 0.85 0.49 $12.06 $25,090





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,970 2.17 1.26 $16.03 $33,340
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 6,210 1.73 1.01 $10.48 $21,790
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,280 2.36 1.37 $10.31 $21,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,970 1.04 0.60 $12.15 $25,280
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,880 2.28 1.32 $9.63 $20,020
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,710 2.17 1.26 $11.20 $23,290
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,670 2.19 1.27 $11.39 $23,680
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 3,490 3.64 2.11 $9.95 $20,690
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 3,440 3.52 2.04 $9.53 $19,820
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,220 2.35 1.36 $11.97 $24,900




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)
Jonesboro, AR 460 9.65 5.60 $8.32 $17,310
Topeka, KS 590 5.55 3.22 $8.47 $17,610
Springfield, OH 230 4.74 2.75 $9.08 $18,890
Grand Junction, CO 270 4.66 2.71 $9.17 $19,070
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 240 4.62 2.68 $11.47 $23,850
Sandusky, OH 160 4.51 2.62 $9.16 $19,060
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 340 4.27 2.48 $11.04 $22,970
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 320 4.15 2.41 $9.82 $20,430
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,950 3.92 2.28 $10.45 $21,730
Hot Springs, AR 130 3.83 2.23 $8.29 $17,230