Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
3,576,220 0.6 % $10.21 $21,230 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.16 $8.84 $9.70 $11.27 $12.85
Annual Wage (2) $16,980 $18,380 $20,180 $23,450 $26,740


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 2,894,250 27.54 $9.92 $20,640
Special Food Services 157,850 22.73 $10.94 $22,750
Elementary and Secondary Schools 154,770 1.83 $11.79 $24,520
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 110,850 3.79 $11.40 $23,710
Gasoline Stations 47,110 5.08 $10.16 $21,130

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 2,894,250 27.54 $9.92 $20,640
Special Food Services 157,850 22.73 $10.94 $22,750
Gasoline Stations 47,110 5.08 $10.16 $21,130
Amusement Parks and Arcades 9,260 4.68 $10.46 $21,750
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 110,850 3.79 $11.40 $23,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 70 0.03 $23.43 $48,730
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,070 0.40 $15.87 $33,020
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 80 0.23 $14.86 $30,920
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 1,880 0.79 $13.65 $28,400
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 70 0.01 $13.53 $28,140


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 393,300 23.56 0.94 $11.91 $24,770
Texas 371,290 31.23 1.24 $9.61 $19,980
Florida 230,230 27.35 1.09 $9.85 $20,480
New York 174,200 18.92 0.75 $11.21 $23,320
Ohio 158,070 29.43 1.17 $9.70 $20,170




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 68,450 36.48 1.45 $9.02 $18,760
North Carolina 152,180 35.40 1.41 $9.12 $18,970
South Carolina 63,190 31.45 1.25 $8.81 $18,320
Texas 371,290 31.23 1.24 $9.61 $19,980
Utah 43,580 30.89 1.23 $9.61 $20,000




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 8,710 12.30 0.49 $14.00 $29,120
Massachusetts 65,330 18.52 0.74 $12.70 $26,430
Washington 80,770 25.35 1.01 $12.57 $26,150
Vermont 6,410 21.01 0.84 $12.38 $25,760
Alaska 4,390 13.80 0.55 $12.25 $25,490



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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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 98,480 22.23 0.89 $11.65 $24,240
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 97,310 14.54 0.58 $11.26 $23,420
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 83,840 22.89 0.91 $10.57 $21,990
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 78,040 26.64 1.06 $9.74 $20,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 75,970 29.00 1.16 $9.21 $19,160
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 72,170 28.97 1.15 $9.80 $20,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50,830 20.17 0.80 $11.26 $23,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 43,510 22.52 0.90 $11.14 $23,180
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 42,500 21.46 0.86 $10.82 $22,490
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 41,890 29.19 1.16 $11.50 $23,920