Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
244,820 1.2 % $10.77 $22,400 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.00 $8.61 $9.58 $11.81 $15.47
Annual Wage (2) $16,640 $17,920 $19,920 $24,560 $32,180


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 (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 46,420 2.80 $10.01 $20,810
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 43,870 5.38 $9.58 $19,920
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 41,780 0.79 $11.94 $24,830
Special Food Services 34,630 5.65 $12.06 $25,080
Traveler Accommodation 32,370 1.83 $11.41 $23,740

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 34,630 5.65 $12.06 $25,080
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 43,870 5.38 $9.58 $19,920
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 46,420 2.80 $10.01 $20,810
Traveler Accommodation 32,370 1.83 $11.41 $23,740
Rooming and Boarding Houses 200 1.74 $8.74 $18,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty Food Stores (8) (8) $17.00 $35,350
Other Personal Services 740 0.28 $12.74 $26,490
Special Food Services 34,630 5.65 $12.06 $25,080
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 820 0.36 $11.98 $24,910
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 41,780 0.79 $11.94 $24,830


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 25,400 1.73 0.93 $12.59 $26,180
New York 18,530 2.15 1.16 $14.32 $29,790
Florida 15,130 2.03 1.10 $9.87 $20,520
Pennsylvania 14,480 2.58 1.40 $9.82 $20,430
Ohio 13,990 2.73 1.48 $10.06 $20,910




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)
New Jersey 11,370 2.98 1.61 $10.88 $22,630
Kansas 3,670 2.75 1.49 $8.72 $18,130
Ohio 13,990 2.73 1.48 $10.06 $20,910
North Dakota 1,110 2.63 1.43 $10.53 $21,900
Pennsylvania 14,480 2.58 1.40 $9.82 $20,430




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 1,540 2.31 1.25 $14.51 $30,170
New York 18,530 2.15 1.16 $14.32 $29,790
Hawaii 800 1.32 0.72 $13.11 $27,270
Connecticut 3,720 2.27 1.23 $12.98 $26,990
Alaska 310 0.96 0.52 $12.96 $26,950





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 11,390 2.17 1.18 $16.17 $33,640
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 7,630 2.06 1.12 $10.94 $22,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,650 1.67 0.91 $12.74 $26,490
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 5,540 3.01 1.63 $10.40 $21,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,260 1.80 0.98 $13.00 $27,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,100 2.29 1.24 $10.74 $22,340
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 4,020 2.26 1.22 $10.05 $20,910
St. Louis, MO-IL 3,870 3.00 1.62 $9.81 $20,410
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,710 2.12 1.15 $11.26 $23,420
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 3,620 3.59 1.94 $10.38 $21,600