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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
261,520 1.5 % $11.29 $23,490 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.33 $9.00 $10.21 $12.22 $16.07
Annual Wage (2) $17,320 $18,720 $21,240 $25,410 $33,430


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 51,400 5.79 $10.23 $21,270
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 43,650 2.66 $10.73 $22,320
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40,400 0.75 $12.97 $26,970
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 33,420 0.32 $9.14 $19,010
Traveler Accommodation 31,890 1.66 $12.50 $25,990

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 51,400 5.79 $10.23 $21,270
Special Food Services 28,700 4.19 $12.33 $25,650
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 43,650 2.66 $10.73 $22,320
Rooming and Boarding Houses 240 1.98 $11.96 $24,880
Traveler Accommodation 31,890 1.66 $12.50 $25,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 30 (7) $15.66 $32,570
Other Support Services 200 0.07 $15.45 $32,140
Religious Organizations (8) (8) $14.72 $30,620
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 710 0.02 $14.63 $30,420
Management of Companies and Enterprises 180 0.01 $14.49 $30,150


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 24,830 1.55 0.83 $14.49 $30,140
Texas 20,980 1.79 0.96 $9.44 $19,630
New York 16,540 1.82 0.98 $14.45 $30,050
Ohio 14,530 2.72 1.46 $10.26 $21,350
Florida 13,840 1.68 0.90 $10.87 $22,610




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 2,960 3.68 1.97 $9.14 $19,020
Hawaii 2,220 3.50 1.88 $14.38 $29,910
Colorado 7,410 2.96 1.59 $11.13 $23,150
New Jersey 11,600 2.93 1.57 $11.54 $24,010
Oklahoma 4,530 2.86 1.53 $9.71 $20,190




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 1,650 2.35 1.26 $15.65 $32,540
California 24,830 1.55 0.83 $14.49 $30,140
New York 16,540 1.82 0.98 $14.45 $30,050
Hawaii 2,220 3.50 1.88 $14.38 $29,910
Connecticut 3,510 2.11 1.13 $13.37 $27,800





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 13,250 2.01 1.08 $14.60 $30,370
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 8,200 2.25 1.21 $11.20 $23,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,650 1.57 0.85 $14.63 $30,440
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,570 1.88 1.01 $9.79 $20,350
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,370 2.26 1.21 $10.17 $21,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,300 1.73 0.93 $12.76 $26,540
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,220 1.44 0.77 $9.69 $20,150
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,190 2.19 1.18 $12.84 $26,700
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 4,050 2.86 1.54 $11.36 $23,640
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 3,380 2.51 1.35 $10.51 $21,860