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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 “Fast Food and Counter Workers” (35-3023) and “Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers” (41-9091).


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)
277,580 1.4 % $12.54 $26,080 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.90 $10.00 $11.74 $14.08 $17.56
Annual Wage (2) $18,510 $20,800 $24,430 $29,280 $36,530


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)
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 62,280 6.58 $11.64 $24,210
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 52,420 3.27 $12.19 $25,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 43,810 0.78 $14.41 $29,980
Special Food Services 30,280 4.12 $12.84 $26,700
Traveler Accommodation 28,250 1.38 $12.99 $27,020

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 62,280 6.58 $11.64 $24,210
Special Food Services 30,280 4.12 $12.84 $26,700
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 52,420 3.27 $12.19 $25,350
Rooming and Boarding Houses 320 2.71 $11.33 $23,570
Traveler Accommodation 28,250 1.38 $12.99 $27,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers (8) (8) $15.69 $32,640
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 100 0.02 $15.43 $32,100
Furniture Stores 70 0.03 $14.60 $30,370
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,540 0.58 $14.51 $30,170
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 43,810 0.78 $14.41 $29,980


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 25,560 1.47 0.78 $15.46 $32,160
Florida 19,220 2.19 1.16 $11.09 $23,070
Texas 17,680 1.42 0.75 $10.88 $22,630
New York 15,930 1.67 0.89 $16.32 $33,940
Illinois 15,460 2.57 1.36 $12.08 $25,130




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)
Mississippi 3,990 3.53 1.87 $9.67 $20,110
Minnesota 9,950 3.46 1.83 $13.51 $28,110
New Jersey 13,840 3.38 1.79 $12.54 $26,090
North Dakota 1,220 2.89 1.53 $13.64 $28,360
Nebraska 2,730 2.78 1.47 $12.02 $25,000




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 910 1.43 0.76 $17.85 $37,120
District of Columbia 1,290 1.78 0.94 $16.78 $34,890
New York 15,930 1.67 0.89 $16.32 $33,940
Alaska 230 0.73 0.39 $16.05 $33,380
Arizona 4,910 1.71 0.91 $15.72 $32,690





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 20,060 2.08 1.10 $15.55 $32,330
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 11,920 2.55 1.35 $12.28 $25,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,780 1.41 0.74 $15.53 $32,300
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 7,940 2.76 1.46 $11.44 $23,790
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,500 1.78 0.94 $11.01 $22,890
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,590 2.84 1.50 $13.78 $28,660
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,500 1.96 1.04 $15.01 $31,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,820 1.52 0.80 $13.43 $27,930
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,640 1.76 0.93 $11.56 $24,040
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,350 1.76 0.93 $16.92 $35,200