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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
264,630 1.5 % $11.61 $24,150 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.47 $9.27 $10.73 $12.68 $16.40
Annual Wage (2) $17,620 $19,280 $22,320 $26,370 $34,110


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 56,060 6.14 $10.62 $22,090
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 45,090 2.78 $11.08 $23,040
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40,680 0.74 $13.40 $27,870
Special Food Services 30,720 4.42 $12.51 $26,020
Traveler Accommodation 30,150 1.54 $12.46 $25,920

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 56,060 6.14 $10.62 $22,090
Special Food Services 30,720 4.42 $12.51 $26,020
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 45,090 2.78 $11.08 $23,040
Rooming and Boarding Houses 320 2.68 $10.50 $21,840
Traveler Accommodation 30,150 1.54 $12.46 $25,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 40 (7) $15.48 $32,210
Outpatient Care Centers 260 0.03 $14.91 $31,000
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 530 0.02 $14.63 $30,420
Other Personal Services 380 0.12 $14.19 $29,510
Gambling Industries (8) (8) $13.66 $28,410


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 25,170 1.51 0.81 $14.49 $30,130
Texas 22,120 1.86 1.00 $9.74 $20,250
New York 17,250 1.87 1.01 $14.75 $30,670
Florida 14,930 1.77 0.96 $10.86 $22,600
Ohio 13,540 2.52 1.36 $10.51 $21,860




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 3,480 4.34 2.34 $9.54 $19,840
New Jersey 12,320 3.07 1.66 $11.92 $24,790
Colorado 7,080 2.77 1.49 $11.96 $24,880
Mississippi 2,990 2.67 1.44 $9.21 $19,160
Minnesota 7,480 2.64 1.42 $12.88 $26,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,550 2.44 1.32 $15.77 $32,800
District of Columbia 1,700 2.40 1.29 $15.29 $31,810
New York 17,250 1.87 1.01 $14.75 $30,670
California 25,170 1.51 0.81 $14.49 $30,130
Vermont 450 1.47 0.79 $13.56 $28,200



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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 13,820 2.06 1.11 $14.79 $30,750
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 8,220 2.24 1.21 $11.78 $24,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,800 1.53 0.83 $14.11 $29,350
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,850 2.35 1.27 $9.66 $20,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,490 1.78 0.96 $12.77 $26,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,310 2.23 1.20 $13.21 $27,480
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 4,060 2.81 1.52 $12.46 $25,920
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,810 1.92 1.04 $11.34 $23,600
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 3,510 3.01 1.62 $12.80 $26,620
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 3,100 2.28 1.23 $10.72 $22,290


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Punta Gorda, FL 260 5.55 2.99 $10.07 $20,950
Utica-Rome, NY 690 5.54 2.98 $10.41 $21,650
Albuquerque, NM 2,090 5.49 2.96 $9.76 $20,300
Muncie, IN 240 5.28 2.85 $13.00 $27,040
The Villages, FL 130 5.12 2.76 $9.42 $19,600
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 380 5.11 2.75 $13.30 $27,660
Jackson, TN 330 5.00 2.69 $9.14 $19,010
Great Falls, MT 170 4.73 2.55 $11.28 $23,460
Rochester, MN 510 4.48 2.42 $12.75 $26,520
Duluth, MN-WI 540 4.29 2.31 $13.77 $28,650