Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

Perform duties which combine preparing and serving food and nonalcoholic beverages.


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)
3,426,090 0.6 % $9.84 $20,460 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.08 $8.67 $9.35 $10.65 $12.18
Annual Wage (2) $16,810 $18,030 $19,440 $22,160 $25,330


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 2,756,490 26.80 $9.54 $19,840
Special Food Services 150,320 21.96 $10.63 $22,110
Elementary and Secondary Schools 149,460 1.77 $11.36 $23,620
Grocery Stores 101,530 3.77 $11.20 $23,290
Gasoline Stations 43,640 4.74 $9.90 $20,590

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 2,756,490 26.80 $9.54 $19,840
Special Food Services 150,320 21.96 $10.63 $22,110
Specialty Food Stores 18,020 7.81 $10.48 $21,790
Gasoline Stations 43,640 4.74 $9.90 $20,590
Amusement Parks and Arcades 8,750 4.39 $10.06 $20,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,130 0.40 $15.49 $32,220
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 80 0.21 $13.82 $28,740
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 1,760 0.75 $13.48 $28,030
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 70 0.01 $13.22 $27,500
State Government (OES Designation) 3,420 0.16 $13.18 $27,410


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 372,200 23.31 0.96 $11.39 $23,680
Texas 330,510 28.14 1.15 $9.39 $19,520
Florida 228,350 27.77 1.14 $9.64 $20,050
Ohio 163,790 30.68 1.26 $9.55 $19,860
New York 158,160 17.39 0.71 $10.47 $21,770




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)
Kentucky 68,350 36.56 1.50 $8.72 $18,140
North Carolina 151,900 35.90 1.47 $8.91 $18,530
Ohio 163,790 30.68 1.26 $9.55 $19,860
Utah 41,490 30.18 1.24 $9.35 $19,460
West Virginia 20,910 29.98 1.23 $9.56 $19,880




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 8,750 12.46 0.51 $12.30 $25,590
Vermont 6,150 20.17 0.83 $11.83 $24,600
Massachusetts 57,700 16.68 0.68 $11.75 $24,430
Washington 81,160 26.46 1.08 $11.65 $24,220
Alaska 4,530 14.02 0.57 $11.64 $24,200





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-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 91,650 21.72 0.89 $11.25 $23,400
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 90,930 13.81 0.57 $10.60 $22,050
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 81,000 22.26 0.91 $10.07 $20,950
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 69,820 23.79 0.97 $9.56 $19,890
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 65,430 25.62 1.05 $8.97 $18,660
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 63,420 26.10 1.07 $9.76 $20,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50,310 20.20 0.83 $10.65 $22,160
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 44,930 23.22 0.95 $9.68 $20,120
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 43,270 22.65 0.93 $10.40 $21,630
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 39,930 29.31 1.20 $11.21 $23,310