Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
56,350 4.9 % $11.72 $24,380 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.54 $9.47 $10.88 $12.62 $16.81
Annual Wage (2) $17,760 $19,690 $22,620 $26,250 $34,970


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 31,730 0.30 $11.05 $22,990
Traveler Accommodation 5,000 0.26 $12.73 $26,480
Special Food Services 3,820 0.55 $12.95 $26,940
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 2,990 0.33 $11.07 $23,030
Employment Services 1,640 0.05 $11.07 $23,030

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Special Food Services 3,820 0.55 $12.95 $26,940
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 2,990 0.33 $11.07 $23,030
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 31,730 0.30 $11.05 $22,990
Traveler Accommodation 5,000 0.26 $12.73 $26,480
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 540 0.23 $15.60 $32,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 330 0.13 $15.80 $32,860
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 540 0.23 $15.60 $32,450
Gasoline Stations 280 0.03 $15.22 $31,650
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services (8) (8) $15.07 $31,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,000 0.02 $14.29 $29,720


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 8,740 0.52 1.32 $12.81 $26,640
Texas 5,760 0.48 1.23 $11.40 $23,710
Florida 3,620 0.43 1.09 $12.07 $25,100
New York 3,100 0.34 0.85 $13.37 $27,820
Georgia 2,470 0.57 1.45 $9.14 $19,020




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 2,310 1.77 4.47 $13.05 $27,150
Tennessee 2,290 0.79 1.99 $11.47 $23,850
Louisiana 1,210 0.64 1.61 $9.51 $19,780
Colorado 1,640 0.64 1.62 $10.52 $21,870
Washington 1,880 0.59 1.49 $11.82 $24,590




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 990 0.28 0.71 $16.53 $34,380
Connecticut 510 0.31 0.79 $15.61 $32,470
Alaska 60 0.19 0.47 $13.48 $28,040
New York 3,100 0.34 0.85 $13.37 $27,820
Nevada 2,310 1.77 4.47 $13.05 $27,150



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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 2,290 0.34 0.87 $14.08 $29,290
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,060 2.14 5.41 $13.40 $27,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,050 0.46 1.17 $12.98 $27,000
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,000 0.76 1.93 $9.13 $18,990
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,530 1.31 3.32 $11.75 $24,430
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,040 0.86 2.17 $11.22 $23,330
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,010 0.70 1.76 $10.56 $21,960
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 820 0.71 1.79 $11.95 $24,850
Kansas City, MO-KS 820 0.77 1.95 $9.50 $19,750
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 800 0.40 1.02 $11.47 $23,850


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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)
Napa, CA 270 3.76 9.52 $15.37 $31,960
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 410 3.24 8.20 $11.99 $24,930
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,060 2.14 5.41 $13.40 $27,880
Ocean City, NJ 70 1.68 4.24 $12.31 $25,600
Visalia-Porterville, CA 210 1.40 3.53 $13.05 $27,140
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,530 1.31 3.32 $11.75 $24,430
Eugene, OR 200 1.31 3.30 $11.40 $23,700
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 160 1.06 2.68 $10.20 $21,210
Bend-Redmond, OR 80 1.02 2.58 $11.91 $24,770
Salisbury, MD-DE 150 0.98 2.48 $10.92 $22,720


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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)
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $19.07 $39,660
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 660 0.36 0.90 $17.88 $37,200
Framingham, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $16.96 $35,280
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.29 $33,880
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 330 0.25 0.64 $16.26 $33,820
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.78 $32,830
Santa Rosa, CA 150 0.73 1.85 $15.49 $32,220
Napa, CA 270 3.76 9.52 $15.37 $31,960
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.22 $31,660
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.26 0.66 $14.69 $30,560

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)
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 150 1.92 4.86 $10.12 $21,050
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.53 1.34 $10.74 $22,340
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 60 1.30 3.28 $11.26 $23,430
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.68 1.73 $10.97 $22,820
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 1.05 $11.07 $23,020

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)
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 150 1.92 4.86 $10.12 $21,050
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 60 1.30 3.28 $11.26 $23,430
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.68 1.73 $10.97 $22,820
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.53 1.34 $10.74 $22,340
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 1.14 $16.50 $34,320

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)
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 1.14 $16.50 $34,320
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.55 $32,330
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.88 $30,950
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.09 $27,240
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 0.57 $12.66 $26,330


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018