Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
3,676,180 0.6 % $10.64 $22,140 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.27 $8.99 $10.22 $11.76 $13.77
Annual Wage (2) $17,210 $18,700 $21,250 $24,460 $28,640


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 2,991,520 27.98 $10.38 $21,590
Special Food Services 168,040 23.42 $11.40 $23,700
Elementary and Secondary Schools 150,710 1.76 $12.01 $24,990
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 106,010 3.63 $11.91 $24,780
Gasoline Stations 44,830 4.79 $10.45 $21,730

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 2,991,520 27.98 $10.38 $21,590
Special Food Services 168,040 23.42 $11.40 $23,700
Amusement Parks and Arcades 13,070 6.32 $10.39 $21,620
Gasoline Stations 44,830 4.79 $10.45 $21,730
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 106,010 3.63 $11.91 $24,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 280 0.12 $23.93 $49,770
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,020 0.40 $16.28 $33,860
Plastics Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $14.42 $29,990
Furniture Stores 610 0.27 $14.21 $29,560
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 30 (7) $14.01 $29,140


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 406,630 23.91 0.94 $12.54 $26,080
Texas 389,740 32.17 1.27 $10.04 $20,880
Florida 226,370 26.30 1.04 $10.15 $21,120
New York 189,740 20.22 0.80 $12.24 $25,470
Ohio 160,070 29.55 1.16 $9.85 $20,490




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)
South Carolina 71,480 34.66 1.36 $9.09 $18,910
Kentucky 65,410 34.61 1.36 $9.21 $19,150
North Carolina 147,170 33.58 1.32 $9.48 $19,730
Texas 389,740 32.17 1.27 $10.04 $20,880
Alabama 62,030 31.91 1.26 $8.98 $18,680




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 8,650 12.14 0.48 $15.37 $31,960
Washington 80,590 24.73 0.97 $13.18 $27,410
Massachusetts 70,080 19.62 0.77 $12.91 $26,840
Vermont 6,040 19.79 0.78 $12.80 $26,620
Alaska 4,010 12.73 0.50 $12.59 $26,180





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 144,820 15.25 0.60 $12.19 $25,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 141,680 23.15 0.91 $12.21 $25,390
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 107,290 23.11 0.91 $10.90 $22,680
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 104,040 29.16 1.15 $10.48 $21,800
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 89,100 29.88 1.18 $9.91 $20,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 75,670 28.21 1.11 $9.37 $19,490
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 62,750 22.03 0.87 $10.64 $22,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 60,390 19.26 0.76 $12.17 $25,310
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 58,290 22.50 0.89 $10.19 $21,190
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 50,590 25.66 1.01 $10.41 $21,660