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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
Industry profile for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
Geographic profile for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

National estimates for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
243,030 1.6 % $ 14.19 $ 29,500 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.07 $ 11.52 $ 13.81 $ 15.23 $ 18.49
Annual Wage (2) $ 20,940 $ 23,970 $ 28,730 $ 31,670 $ 38,460


Industry profile for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Food Servers, Nonrestaurant, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

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 60,160 6.75 $ 13.45 $ 27,970
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 56,530 4.02 $ 13.70 $ 28,490
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 43,730 0.78 $ 16.63 $ 34,580
Special Food Services 20,470 4.32 $ 14.40 $ 29,940
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 16,100 0.17 $ 11.75 $ 24,440

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

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 60,160 6.75 $ 13.45 $ 27,970
Special Food Services 20,470 4.32 $ 14.40 $ 29,940
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 56,530 4.02 $ 13.70 $ 28,490
Traveler Accommodation 11,770 0.86 $ 14.39 $ 29,930
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 43,730 0.78 $ 16.63 $ 34,580

Top paying industries for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 40 (7) $ 27.46 $ 57,130
Outpatient Care Centers 370 0.04 $ 21.63 $ 45,000
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 110 0.03 $ 18.62 $ 38,720
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 1,560 0.65 $ 17.59 $ 36,590
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 43,730 0.78 $ 16.63 $ 34,580


Geographic profile for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Food Servers, Nonrestaurant, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of food servers, nonrestaurant by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 23,630 1.43 0.83 $ 17.67 $ 36,760
New York 18,540 2.14 1.24 $ 17.56 $ 36,530
Pennsylvania 15,320 2.74 1.59 $ 13.33 $ 27,720
Ohio 14,540 2.80 1.62 $ 13.03 $ 27,110
Florida 14,300 1.66 0.96 $ 12.41 $ 25,820


Map of location quotient of food servers, nonrestaurant by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 4,260 4.45 2.58 $ 13.07 $ 27,190
Minnesota 9,650 3.53 2.05 $ 14.87 $ 30,930
North Dakota 1,370 3.46 2.01 $ 14.81 $ 30,790
New Jersey 12,180 3.16 1.83 $ 14.68 $ 30,530
Ohio 14,540 2.80 1.62 $ 13.03 $ 27,110


Map of annual mean wages of food servers, nonrestaurant by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 430 0.65 0.38 $ 21.67 $ 45,070
California 23,630 1.43 0.83 $ 17.67 $ 36,760
New York 18,540 2.14 1.24 $ 17.56 $ 36,530
Alaska 240 0.82 0.47 $ 17.12 $ 35,600
Massachusetts 5,770 1.70 0.98 $ 16.50 $ 34,320



Map of employment of food servers, nonrestaurant by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

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 20,210 2.33 1.35 $ 17.50 $ 36,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,010 1.40 0.81 $ 16.72 $ 34,770
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,900 1.87 1.08 $ 14.30 $ 29,750
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 7,570 2.85 1.65 $ 14.05 $ 29,220
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,310 2.91 1.69 $ 15.47 $ 32,190
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5,110 1.42 0.82 $ 10.68 $ 22,200
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,850 1.49 0.86 $ 16.82 $ 34,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,840 1.31 0.76 $ 15.89 $ 33,040
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 3,470 3.60 2.08 $ 13.37 $ 27,820
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,430 1.40 0.81 $ 12.79 $ 26,610


Map of location quotient of food servers, nonrestaurant by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 270 6.73 3.90 $ 12.86 $ 26,760
Grand Island, NE 260 6.34 3.68 $ 12.75 $ 26,510
Lincoln, NE 960 5.65 3.28 $ 13.22 $ 27,500
Lancaster, PA 1,240 5.27 3.05 $ 12.15 $ 25,270
Duluth, MN-WI 620 5.20 3.02 $ 14.34 $ 29,820
Grand Forks, ND-MN 240 5.06 2.93 $ 14.54 $ 30,240
Rochester, MN 580 4.99 2.89 $ 15.06 $ 31,320
Utica-Rome, NY 560 4.90 2.84 $ 13.95 $ 29,020
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 240 4.65 2.70 $ 13.98 $ 29,080
Lawton, OK 190 4.64 2.69 (8) (8)