Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other

All food preparation and serving related workers not listed separately.


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)
36,850 3.8 % $11.25 $23,390 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.10 $8.72 $9.76 $13.13 $17.10
Annual Wage (2) $16,850 $18,130 $20,300 $27,320 $35,570


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 10,940 0.12 $9.74 $20,260
Traveler Accommodation 5,780 0.33 $12.32 $25,630
Special Food Services 3,710 0.63 $11.11 $23,110
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,700 0.05 $13.20 $27,460
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,580 0.03 $12.12 $25,200

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Special Food Services 3,710 0.63 $11.11 $23,110
Vending Machine Operators 200 0.54 $10.99 $22,860
Traveler Accommodation 5,780 0.33 $12.32 $25,630
Amusement Parks and Arcades 380 0.22 $15.15 $31,510
Gambling Industries 250 0.20 $9.92 $20,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Amusement Parks and Arcades 380 0.22 $15.15 $31,510
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,140 0.04 $13.78 $28,660
Management of Companies and Enterprises 150 0.01 $13.36 $27,780
Facilities Support Services (8) (8) $13.31 $27,680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,700 0.05 $13.20 $27,460


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 4,830 0.34 1.19 $10.70 $22,260
Illinois 4,000 0.71 2.50 $11.12 $23,120
Florida 3,300 0.45 1.60 $12.95 $26,940
Nevada 2,360 2.09 7.40 $13.19 $27,430
Tennessee 2,310 0.87 3.08 $9.15 $19,020




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)
Nevada 2,360 2.09 7.40 $13.19 $27,430
Oregon 1,670 1.04 3.67 $12.20 $25,380
Alaska 330 1.03 3.65 $12.97 $26,990
Tennessee 2,310 0.87 3.08 $9.15 $19,020
Illinois 4,000 0.71 2.50 $11.12 $23,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 680 0.21 0.75 $16.30 $33,890
New York 730 0.09 0.30 $15.09 $31,380
Pennsylvania 480 0.09 0.30 $14.79 $30,760
Hawaii 280 0.48 1.71 $13.77 $28,640
District of Columbia 230 0.36 1.26 $13.60 $28,280





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,100 0.85 3.01 $11.47 $23,860
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,100 2.57 9.07 $13.48 $28,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,480 0.38 1.35 $9.69 $20,150
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 770 0.77 2.71 $14.29 $29,730
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 760 1.10 3.88 $9.54 $19,850
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 690 0.13 0.47 $16.76 $34,860
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 670 0.38 1.35 $9.84 $20,470
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 670 0.67 2.35 $12.86 $26,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 570 0.24 0.86 $11.74 $24,430
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 570 0.50 1.78 (8) (8)




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)
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,100 2.57 9.07 $13.48 $28,030
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 290 2.12 7.51 $10.45 $21,730
Salem, OR 210 1.47 5.21 $11.12 $23,130
Medford, OR 90 1.22 4.31 $11.58 $24,080
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 70 1.20 4.23 $11.51 $23,930
Eugene-Springfield, OR 160 1.18 4.18 $10.67 $22,190
Reno-Sparks, NV 210 1.11 3.92 $10.04 $20,880
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 760 1.10 3.88 $9.54 $19,850
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,100 0.85 3.01 $11.47 $23,860
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 770 0.77 2.71 $14.29 $29,730




Top paying metropolitan areas for 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 690 0.13 0.47 $16.76 $34,860
Madison, WI 50 0.14 0.48 $16.48 $34,270
Naples-Marco Island, FL (8) (8) (8) $15.70 $32,660
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.45 1.57 $15.23 $31,680
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 200 0.11 0.39 $14.97 $31,130
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.12 $14.95 $31,110
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 250 0.50 1.76 $14.62 $30,410
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 770 0.77 2.71 $14.29 $29,730
Richmond, VA 100 0.17 0.61 $13.65 $28,390
Pittsburgh, PA 60 0.05 0.18 $13.55 $28,170

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 190 1.97 6.96 $12.37 $25,720
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 150 0.99 3.49 $14.24 $29,620
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 140 2.04 7.21 $8.28 $17,210
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 130 0.94 3.32 $11.98 $24,910
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.25 0.89 $8.46 $17,590

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 140 2.04 7.21 $8.28 $17,210
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 190 1.97 6.96 $12.37 $25,720
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 90 1.43 5.06 $13.82 $28,740
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 1.19 4.19 $11.66 $24,250
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 150 0.99 3.49 $14.24 $29,620

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 150 0.99 3.49 $14.24 $29,620
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 90 1.43 5.06 $13.82 $28,740
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.65 $26,300
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 190 1.97 6.96 $12.37 $25,720
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 130 0.94 3.32 $11.98 $24,910


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013