Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
2,943,810 0.6 % $9.00 $18,720 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.74 $8.18 $8.78 $9.34 $11.24
Annual Wage (2) $16,100 $17,010 $18,260 $19,440 $23,380


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)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 2,368,720 26.51 $8.68 $18,050
Elementary and Secondary Schools 134,780 1.63 $10.69 $22,230
Grocery Stores 116,640 4.67 $10.63 $22,120
Special Food Services 104,460 17.68 $9.87 $20,520
Gasoline Stations 32,330 3.87 $9.00 $18,710

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 2,368,720 26.51 $8.68 $18,050
Special Food Services 104,460 17.68 $9.87 $20,520
Specialty Food Stores 18,650 8.59 $9.55 $19,860
Grocery Stores 116,640 4.67 $10.63 $22,120
Gasoline Stations 32,330 3.87 $9.00 $18,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 40 0.10 $27.53 $57,260
Rail Transportation 190 0.09 $19.32 $40,180
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,240 0.40 $15.08 $31,360
Offices of Physicians 190 0.01 $13.35 $27,760
Beverage Manufacturing 240 0.14 $12.44 $25,870


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)
Texas 291,630 27.57 1.22 $8.66 $18,010
California 282,590 19.76 0.87 $9.81 $20,400
Florida 177,490 24.40 1.08 $9.01 $18,740
New York 166,290 19.47 0.86 $8.97 $18,650
Ohio 143,240 28.34 1.25 $8.94 $18,600




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)
Kentucky 56,920 32.25 1.43 $8.25 $17,160
North Carolina 124,660 32.14 1.42 $8.56 $17,800
West Virginia 21,640 30.45 1.35 $8.26 $17,180
Indiana 79,970 28.44 1.26 $8.58 $17,850
Ohio 143,240 28.34 1.25 $8.94 $18,600




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 7,880 12.05 0.53 $11.98 $24,910
Washington 63,580 23.00 1.02 $10.50 $21,830
Vermont 5,280 17.96 0.79 $10.29 $21,410
Alaska 4,190 13.15 0.58 $10.24 $21,290
Oregon 33,390 20.74 0.92 $10.05 $20,900





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 81,910 15.88 0.70 $9.10 $18,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 77,360 19.98 0.88 $9.64 $20,040
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 67,420 25.53 1.13 $8.76 $18,230
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 66,330 18.22 0.81 $9.46 $19,680
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 54,940 24.29 1.08 $8.53 $17,740
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 50,170 23.92 1.06 $8.61 $17,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 40,910 17.46 0.77 $9.85 $20,500
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 37,860 20.77 0.92 $9.60 $19,970
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 34,770 19.87 0.88 $8.81 $18,330
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 34,580 19.99 0.88 $9.31 $19,360