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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other

All food preparation and serving related workers not listed separately.


National estimates for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other
Industry profile for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other
Geographic profile for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other

National estimates for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
69,070 4.4 % $ 13.41 $ 27,880 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.10 $ 11.01 $ 13.02 $ 14.98 $ 18.12
Annual Wage (2) $ 18,930 $ 22,890 $ 27,080 $ 31,150 $ 37,690


Industry profile for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 40,760 0.45 $ 13.02 $ 27,080
Traveler Accommodation 4,320 0.28 $ 14.21 $ 29,550
Special Food Services 3,800 0.68 $ 14.33 $ 29,810
Elementary and Secondary Schools 3,440 0.04 $ 13.62 $ 28,330
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 1,580 0.10 $ 13.62 $ 28,320

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Special Food Services 3,800 0.68 $ 14.33 $ 29,810
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 40,760 0.45 $ 13.02 $ 27,080
Vending Machine Operators 150 0.44 $ 13.60 $ 28,290
Traveler Accommodation 4,320 0.28 $ 14.21 $ 29,550
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 380 0.21 $ 13.50 $ 28,090

Top paying industries for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Merchandise Stores 70 (7) $ 18.73 $ 38,950
Motion Picture and Video Industries 320 0.10 $ 17.82 $ 37,070
Offices of Physicians (8) (8) $ 17.80 $ 37,020
Religious Organizations 100 0.05 $ 17.00 $ 35,360
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (8) (8) $ 16.71 $ 34,760


Geographic profile for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 24,510 1.49 3.00 $ 14.76 $ 30,710
Georgia 4,690 1.09 2.19 $ 11.15 $ 23,200
New Jersey 4,450 1.18 2.37 $ 13.29 $ 27,650
Texas 4,250 0.35 0.71 $ 11.65 $ 24,230
Florida 3,240 0.38 0.77 $ 13.22 $ 27,500




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 2,520 2.02 4.06 $ 13.26 $ 27,580
California 24,510 1.49 3.00 $ 14.76 $ 30,710
Louisiana 2,420 1.34 2.70 $ 9.81 $ 20,400
New Jersey 4,450 1.18 2.37 $ 13.29 $ 27,650
Georgia 4,690 1.09 2.19 $ 11.15 $ 23,200




Top paying states for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 40 0.05 0.10 $ 20.15 $ 41,910
Utah 500 0.34 0.68 $ 16.65 $ 34,620
Alaska 270 0.91 1.83 $ 16.04 $ 33,370
Massachusetts 380 0.11 0.23 $ 15.64 $ 32,530
North Dakota (8) (8) (8) $ 15.43 $ 32,100





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 9,790 1.68 3.39 $ 14.33 $ 29,800
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,260 0.48 0.97 $ 14.26 $ 29,650
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,400 1.03 2.07 $ 15.96 $ 33,190
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,320 1.56 3.14 $ 14.65 $ 30,480
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,030 2.25 4.53 $ 13.12 $ 27,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,780 0.68 1.36 $ 12.94 $ 26,920
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,710 1.22 2.46 $ 15.04 $ 31,280
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,530 0.43 0.86 $ 10.04 $ 20,890
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,340 1.04 2.10 $ 14.26 $ 29,660
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,300 1.18 2.37 $ 15.20 $ 31,610




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Napa, CA 380 5.47 11.02 $ 16.15 $ 33,600
Hammond, LA 180 4.28 8.63 $ 8.69 $ 18,080
California-Lexington Park, MD 160 3.52 7.09 $ 12.41 $ 25,800
Bakersfield, CA 1,020 3.36 6.76 $ 13.99 $ 29,090
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 370 3.34 6.73 $ 13.83 $ 28,770
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 190 3.34 6.72 $ 14.39 $ 29,940
Ocean City, NJ 120 3.34 6.72 $ 11.97 $ 24,900
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 360 3.28 6.61 $ 14.25 $ 29,640
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 570 3.14 6.33 $ 16.84 $ 35,020
Stockton-Lodi, CA 740 2.98 6.00 $ 14.03 $ 29,180




Top paying metropolitan areas for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) $ 19.32 $ 40,190
Fort Collins, CO (8) (8) (8) $ 18.26 $ 37,980
Danbury, CT (8) (8) (8) $ 17.79 $ 37,010
Bend-Redmond, OR 40 0.45 0.90 $ 16.93 $ 35,210
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 30 0.06 0.12 $ 16.89 $ 35,130
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 570 3.14 6.33 $ 16.84 $ 35,020
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 50 0.35 0.71 $ 16.55 $ 34,420
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 80 0.90 1.80 $ 16.52 $ 34,370
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 550 0.48 0.96 $ 16.50 $ 34,320
Napa, CA 380 5.47 11.02 $ 16.15 $ 33,600

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 580 3.15 6.35 $ 8.51 $ 17,700
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 200 2.63 5.30 (8) (8)
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 190 1.75 3.53 $ 12.27 $ 25,530
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 0.87 1.75 $ 12.34 $ 25,680
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.79 1.59 $ 11.00 $ 22,880

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 580 3.15 6.35 $ 8.51 $ 17,700
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 200 2.63 5.30 (8) (8)
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 190 1.75 3.53 $ 12.27 $ 25,530
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.93 1.88 $ 14.09 $ 29,300
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 0.87 1.75 $ 12.34 $ 25,680

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 16.21 $ 33,730
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 1.20 $ 15.91 $ 33,100
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 14.10 $ 29,330
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.93 1.88 $ 14.09 $ 29,300
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 13.92 $ 28,950


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021