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Occupational Employment and Wages for Selected Food Service Occupations in New York’s Metropolitan Areas – May 2015
Among the 12 metropolitan areas in New York, 5 had hourly wages that were significantly above the national average for combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food.
Workers in the New York-Jersey City-White Plains Metropolitan Division had an average (mean) hourly wage of $29.47 in May 2015, about 27 percent above the nationwide average of $23.23.
Workers in the Trenton Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $29.30 in May 2015, about 26 percent above the nationwide average of $23.23
Workers in the Newark Metropolitan Division had an average (mean) hourly wage of $28.04 in May 2015, about 21 percent above the nationwide average of $23.23
Wages grew in 14 of the 15 largest counties in New Jersey from the fourth quarter of 2014 to the fourth quarter of 2015.