Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
266,190 1.5 % $12.01 $24,980 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.67 $9.58 $11.20 $13.29 $16.90
Annual Wage (2) $18,030 $19,930 $23,290 $27,630 $35,150


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 57,360 6.17 $11.08 $23,040
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 48,390 3.00 $11.61 $24,140
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 41,390 0.75 $13.85 $28,800
Special Food Services 28,980 4.04 $12.60 $26,210
Traveler Accommodation 28,560 1.43 $12.41 $25,810

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 57,360 6.17 $11.08 $23,040
Special Food Services 28,980 4.04 $12.60 $26,210
Rooming and Boarding Houses 430 3.60 $11.86 $24,670
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 48,390 3.00 $11.61 $24,140
Traveler Accommodation 28,560 1.43 $12.41 $25,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 310 0.03 $16.54 $34,400
Civic and Social Organizations 690 0.18 $14.61 $30,390
Employment Services (8) (8) $14.00 $29,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 41,390 0.75 $13.85 $28,800
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,550 0.59 $13.68 $28,450


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 23,340 1.37 0.75 $14.59 $30,350
Texas 20,130 1.66 0.90 $10.18 $21,170
New York 17,310 1.84 1.00 $15.62 $32,500
Florida 16,190 1.88 1.02 $10.85 $22,570
Illinois 14,070 2.35 1.28 $11.76 $24,450




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 Mexico 2,930 3.61 1.96 $9.87 $20,530
Mississippi 3,680 3.28 1.78 $9.29 $19,330
New Jersey 11,920 2.94 1.60 $12.11 $25,190
Minnesota 8,020 2.80 1.52 $13.30 $27,660
Colorado 7,340 2.80 1.52 $12.85 $26,730




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,320 2.06 1.12 $18.50 $38,480
District of Columbia 1,490 2.09 1.13 $15.74 $32,740
New York 17,310 1.84 1.00 $15.62 $32,500
Vermont 470 1.56 0.85 $14.89 $30,970
California 23,340 1.37 0.75 $14.59 $30,350





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 19,800 2.09 1.13 $15.31 $31,850
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 11,260 2.42 1.32 $11.96 $24,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,200 1.34 0.73 $14.43 $30,020
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,470 2.09 1.14 $10.16 $21,130
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 7,250 2.54 1.38 $11.20 $23,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,100 1.63 0.88 $13.40 $27,880
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,440 2.16 1.18 $13.17 $27,400
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,310 1.56 0.85 $14.29 $29,720
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,270 2.18 1.19 $13.69 $28,480
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,190 1.62 0.88 $11.05 $22,980