Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
3,022,880 0.6 % $9.08 $18,880 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.78 $8.22 $8.81 $9.39 $11.34
Annual Wage (2) $16,190 $17,090 $18,330 $19,540 $23,580


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 2,421,660 26.09 $8.74 $18,180
Elementary and Secondary Schools 145,220 1.75 $10.75 $22,360
Grocery Stores 120,450 4.73 $10.77 $22,400
Special Food Services 112,780 18.40 $9.87 $20,530
Gasoline Stations 34,380 4.01 $9.05 $18,820

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 2,421,660 26.09 $8.74 $18,180
Special Food Services 112,780 18.40 $9.87 $20,530
Specialty Food Stores 17,790 7.96 $9.98 $20,760
Grocery Stores 120,450 4.73 $10.77 $22,400
Gasoline Stations 34,380 4.01 $9.05 $18,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 170 0.08 $20.65 $42,950
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 70 0.19 $18.50 $38,480
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,120 0.40 $15.09 $31,390
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (8) (8) $13.95 $29,010
Beverage Manufacturing 270 0.15 $13.61 $28,300


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 296,470 27.16 1.19 $8.71 $18,120
California 293,480 19.95 0.87 $9.90 $20,600
Florida 203,440 27.30 1.20 $9.16 $19,060
New York 164,820 19.09 0.84 $9.22 $19,170
Ohio 162,750 31.75 1.39 $9.01 $18,740




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)
North Carolina 134,960 34.19 1.50 $8.57 $17,830
Kentucky 58,870 33.02 1.45 $8.31 $17,290
Ohio 162,750 31.75 1.39 $9.01 $18,740
West Virginia 22,200 31.29 1.37 $8.35 $17,360
Indiana 81,490 28.55 1.25 $8.61 $17,900




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 7,270 10.92 0.48 $12.13 $25,220
Alaska 3,890 12.05 0.53 $10.69 $22,240
Washington 57,300 20.27 0.89 $10.59 $22,030
Connecticut 27,570 16.85 0.74 $10.35 $21,520
Vermont 5,350 17.92 0.79 $10.25 $21,320





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 81,220 20.43 0.90 $9.71 $20,190
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 78,350 14.95 0.66 $9.43 $19,610
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 67,470 24.47 1.07 $8.77 $18,240
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 61,810 16.70 0.73 $9.50 $19,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 55,080 23.86 1.05 $8.56 $17,810
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 51,330 23.88 1.05 $8.71 $18,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 43,570 18.40 0.81 $9.75 $20,290
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 40,960 22.26 0.98 $9.38 $19,510
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 40,780 22.89 1.00 $9.40 $19,550
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 39,120 21.84 0.96 $8.92 $18,550