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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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

All food preparation and serving related workers not listed separately.


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)
72,300 4.2 % $12.74 $26,510 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.88 $10.54 $12.01 $14.37 $17.61
Annual Wage (2) $18,480 $21,910 $24,970 $29,890 $36,620


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)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 41,280 0.38 $12.31 $25,610
Traveler Accommodation 5,940 0.29 $13.82 $28,740
Special Food Services 3,750 0.51 $13.75 $28,590
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 1,970 0.21 $13.19 $27,440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,400 0.03 $14.65 $30,470

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vending Machine Operators 270 0.69 $13.25 $27,570
Special Food Services 3,750 0.51 $13.75 $28,590
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 41,280 0.38 $12.31 $25,610
Traveler Accommodation 5,940 0.29 $13.82 $28,740
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 630 0.25 $16.03 $33,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Merchandise Stores (8) (8) $18.77 $39,050
Child Day Care Services (8) (8) $16.06 $33,400
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 630 0.25 $16.03 $33,330
Religious Organizations 80 0.04 $15.83 $32,920
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 380 0.02 $15.72 $32,690


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 23,580 1.36 2.76 $13.59 $28,270
Texas 5,370 0.43 0.88 $11.54 $24,000
New Jersey 4,130 1.01 2.05 $12.25 $25,490
Maryland 3,590 1.33 2.70 $13.16 $27,370
Florida 3,400 0.39 0.78 $12.81 $26,650




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)
Nevada 2,780 2.00 4.05 $13.34 $27,740
Louisiana 3,050 1.59 3.22 $9.62 $20,010
California 23,580 1.36 2.76 $13.59 $28,270
Maryland 3,590 1.33 2.70 $13.16 $27,370
New Jersey 4,130 1.01 2.05 $12.25 $25,490




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 40 0.05 0.11 $19.77 $41,120
Massachusetts 670 0.18 0.37 $15.28 $31,780
New York 3,090 0.32 0.66 $15.12 $31,440
Oregon 1,210 0.63 1.29 $14.29 $29,720
Vermont 50 0.16 0.33 $14.23 $29,590





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 10,110 1.62 3.29 $13.08 $27,210
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,770 0.49 1.00 $13.98 $29,090
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,360 1.72 3.49 $13.26 $27,580
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,160 2.12 4.30 $13.32 $27,700
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,090 0.84 1.71 $15.02 $31,250
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,680 1.09 2.22 $13.70 $28,490
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,500 0.41 0.83 $10.03 $20,860
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,460 1.40 2.85 $12.76 $26,540
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,440 0.50 1.02 $11.76 $24,460
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,430 0.95 1.94 $13.87 $28,850




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)
Napa, CA 380 4.92 9.99 $15.42 $32,080
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 590 3.08 6.26 $16.19 $33,670
Bakersfield, CA 960 3.02 6.14 $12.78 $26,590
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 330 2.82 5.72 $13.20 $27,450
Reno, NV 530 2.18 4.43 $13.19 $27,440
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,160 2.12 4.30 $13.32 $27,700
California-Lexington Park, MD 100 2.12 4.31 $12.20 $25,370
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 120 1.91 3.88 $15.22 $31,660
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,360 1.72 3.49 $13.26 $27,580
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 930 1.67 3.38 $10.20 $21,210




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Savannah, GA 30 0.18 0.36 $18.46 $38,390
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 40 0.20 0.41 $18.46 $38,390
Danbury, CT 50 0.61 1.23 $17.52 $36,440
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 40 0.04 0.09 $16.98 $35,310
Raleigh, NC (8) (8) (8) $16.35 $34,000
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 590 3.08 6.26 $16.19 $33,670
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 590 0.44 0.89 $15.91 $33,090
Napa, CA 380 4.92 9.99 $15.42 $32,080
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 690 0.57 1.16 $15.41 $32,060
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 540 0.19 0.39 $15.28 $31,780

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 140 1.22 2.47 $11.75 $24,440
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.31 0.62 $11.12 $23,130
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.31 0.62 $10.36 $21,540
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 70 0.22 0.45 $12.78 $26,580
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 0.61 1.24 $15.91 $33,090

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 140 1.22 2.47 $11.75 $24,440
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.84 1.70 $13.57 $28,230
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.77 1.56 (8) (8)
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.75 1.53 $11.22 $23,340
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 40 0.62 1.26 $11.58 $24,080

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.57 $34,460
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 0.61 1.24 $15.91 $33,090
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.37 $31,970
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.26 $31,740
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.10 $29,330


About May 2019 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.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020