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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 "Fast Food and Counter Workers" (35-3023) and "Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers" (41-9091).


National estimates for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
Industry profile for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
Geographic profile for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

National estimates for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
254,650 1.4 % $ 13.20 $ 27,460 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.30 $ 10.67 $ 12.46 $ 14.82 $ 18.22
Annual Wage (2) $ 19,350 $ 22,200 $ 25,910 $ 30,830 $ 37,910


Industry profile for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Food Servers, Nonrestaurant, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

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 61,860 6.57 $ 12.45 $ 25,890
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 54,120 3.53 $ 12.90 $ 26,820
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 42,570 0.76 $ 15.06 $ 31,330
Special Food Services 22,920 4.11 $ 13.46 $ 27,990
Traveler Accommodation 19,320 1.27 $ 13.60 $ 28,290

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

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 61,860 6.57 $ 12.45 $ 25,890
Special Food Services 22,920 4.11 $ 13.46 $ 27,990
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 54,120 3.53 $ 12.90 $ 26,820
Rooming and Boarding Houses 160 1.58 $ 12.16 $ 25,300
Traveler Accommodation 19,320 1.27 $ 13.60 $ 28,290

Top paying industries for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 210 0.10 $ 16.42 $ 34,150
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 110 0.03 $ 16.30 $ 33,900
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,570 0.59 $ 15.12 $ 31,450
Furniture Stores 70 0.04 $ 15.06 $ 31,330
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 42,570 0.76 $ 15.06 $ 31,330


Geographic profile for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Food Servers, Nonrestaurant, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 25,030 1.52 0.83 $ 16.58 $ 34,480
Florida 16,310 1.93 1.06 $ 11.49 $ 23,910
New York 15,000 1.73 0.94 $ 16.69 $ 34,720
Pennsylvania 14,720 2.67 1.46 $ 11.84 $ 24,620
Illinois 14,200 2.52 1.38 $ 12.69 $ 26,400




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 10,750 3.97 2.17 $ 14.07 $ 29,270
New Jersey 12,690 3.35 1.83 $ 13.26 $ 27,580
Nebraska 3,120 3.31 1.81 $ 12.44 $ 25,880
North Dakota 1,270 3.18 1.74 $ 14.11 $ 29,340
Mississippi 3,270 3.04 1.66 $ 9.64 $ 20,050




Top paying states for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 790 1.15 0.63 $ 17.96 $ 37,350
Hawaii 900 1.56 0.85 $ 17.11 $ 35,600
New York 15,000 1.73 0.94 $ 16.69 $ 34,720
California 25,030 1.52 0.83 $ 16.58 $ 34,480
Arizona 5,180 1.83 1.00 $ 15.89 $ 33,050





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 18,100 2.05 1.12 $ 16.11 $ 33,500
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 10,790 2.47 1.35 $ 12.83 $ 26,690
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 8,100 3.01 1.64 $ 12.11 $ 25,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,020 1.38 0.75 $ 16.63 $ 34,580
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,270 3.39 1.85 $ 14.40 $ 29,950
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,580 2.15 1.17 $ 15.72 $ 32,700
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,410 1.89 1.03 $ 17.68 $ 36,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,340 1.44 0.78 $ 13.78 $ 28,670
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 3,840 2.98 1.63 $ 12.43 $ 25,860
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,680 1.75 0.95 $ 15.68 $ 32,610




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Food Servers, Nonrestaurant:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dubuque, IA 340 6.11 3.34 $ 13.00 $ 27,040
Duluth, MN-WI 710 5.99 3.27 $ 14.13 $ 29,390
Grand Island, NE 210 5.43 2.97 $ 11.26 $ 23,420
Lebanon, PA 250 5.16 2.82 $ 12.06 $ 25,080
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 250 5.01 2.74 $ 13.71 $ 28,520
Bismarck, ND 340 5.00 2.73 $ 13.16 $ 27,380
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 1,350 4.62 2.52 $ 11.70 $ 24,330
Jackson, MS 1,140 4.52 2.47 $ 9.23 $ 19,190
Bloomington, IL 370 4.46 2.44 $ 11.70 $ 24,330
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 640 4.36 2.38 $ 12.09 $ 25,150