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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
55,980 4.4 % $12.23 $25,430 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.82 $10.20 $11.47 $13.49 $17.09
Annual Wage (2) $18,340 $21,220 $23,850 $28,060 $35,550


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 31,540 0.29 $11.65 $24,230
Traveler Accommodation 5,530 0.28 $13.03 $27,110
Special Food Services 3,290 0.46 $13.31 $27,690
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 2,710 0.29 $11.90 $24,750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 980 0.02 $14.08 $29,280

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vending Machine Operators 220 0.56 $12.83 $26,700
Special Food Services 3,290 0.46 $13.31 $27,690
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 31,540 0.29 $11.65 $24,230
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 2,710 0.29 $11.90 $24,750
Traveler Accommodation 5,530 0.28 $13.03 $27,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Merchandise Stores 30 (7) $19.17 $39,870
Motion Picture and Video Industries 120 0.03 $17.17 $35,710
Gasoline Stations 210 0.02 $16.51 $34,350
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 650 0.27 $16.03 $33,340
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 140 0.06 $15.77 $32,800


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 13,120 0.77 1.99 $12.74 $26,500
Texas 5,950 0.49 1.27 $10.94 $22,750
New York 3,000 0.32 0.83 $14.22 $29,570
Florida 2,990 0.35 0.90 $11.60 $24,130
Maryland 2,900 1.08 2.80 $12.90 $26,840




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 2,610 1.94 5.01 $13.47 $28,010
Maryland 2,900 1.08 2.80 $12.90 $26,840
California 13,120 0.77 1.99 $12.74 $26,500
Colorado 1,850 0.71 1.83 $11.37 $23,650
Louisiana 1,320 0.69 1.78 $10.16 $21,120




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 (8) (8) (8) $18.87 $39,250
Alaska 50 0.17 0.44 $16.35 $34,010
Connecticut 520 0.32 0.82 $15.82 $32,910
Massachusetts 680 0.19 0.49 $14.98 $31,150
New York 3,000 0.32 0.83 $14.22 $29,570





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-Anaheim, CA 5,180 0.85 2.19 $12.13 $25,240
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,910 0.41 1.06 $14.22 $29,570
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,270 2.30 5.94 $13.69 $28,480
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,030 1.48 3.83 $12.84 $26,710
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,870 0.70 1.80 $9.57 $19,900
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,660 0.47 1.20 $9.63 $20,030
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,540 1.53 3.94 $12.01 $24,990
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,180 0.59 1.53 $12.33 $25,640
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,170 0.79 2.03 $12.88 $26,780
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,120 0.46 1.19 $14.31 $29,760




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)
Napa, CA 300 4.04 10.44 $15.54 $32,330
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 430 3.38 8.75 $13.11 $27,260
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,270 2.30 5.94 $13.69 $28,480
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 250 2.11 5.46 $13.42 $27,910
California-Lexington Park, MD 80 1.65 4.26 $12.22 $25,420
Visalia-Porterville, CA 250 1.63 4.20 $11.93 $24,820
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,540 1.53 3.94 $12.01 $24,990
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,030 1.48 3.83 $12.84 $26,710
Bakersfield, CA 440 1.43 3.69 $11.73 $24,400
Sherman-Denison, TX 60 1.33 3.44 $10.75 $22,360




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 Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $19.38 $40,310
Raleigh, NC (8) (8) (8) $17.26 $35,890
Prescott, AZ (8) (8) (8) $17.00 $35,350
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 560 0.57 1.49 $15.94 $33,150
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA (8) (8) (8) $15.68 $32,610
Napa, CA 300 4.04 10.44 $15.54 $32,330
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 530 0.19 0.50 $15.11 $31,440
Santa Rosa, CA (8) (8) (8) $14.48 $30,110
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,120 0.46 1.19 $14.31 $29,760
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 40 0.79 2.04 $14.23 $29,610

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)
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 170 2.24 5.80 $10.22 $21,260
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.30 0.78 $14.63 $30,430
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 0.64 1.66 (8) (8)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.62 1.60 $13.28 $27,620
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 0.99 2.56 $11.91 $24,780

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)
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 170 2.24 5.80 $10.22 $21,260
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 0.99 2.56 $11.91 $24,780
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.86 2.22 $16.76 $34,850
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 40 0.72 1.86 $10.33 $21,490
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 0.64 1.66 (8) (8)

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)
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.86 2.22 $16.76 $34,850
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 0.96 $15.29 $31,810
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.30 0.78 $14.63 $30,430
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.45 $30,060
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.42 $29,990


About May 2018 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 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019