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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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

All food preparation and serving related workers not listed separately.


National estimates for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other
Industry profile for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other
Geographic profile for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other

National estimates for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
83,240 5.8 % $ 13.83 $ 28,760 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.18 $ 11.37 $ 14.00 $ 15.09 $ 17.70
Annual Wage (2) $ 19,100 $ 23,660 $ 29,120 $ 31,390 $ 36,820


Industry profile for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 50,800 0.54 $ 13.46 $ 28,000
Special Food Services 6,480 1.37 $ 13.63 $ 28,350
Elementary and Secondary Schools 4,150 0.05 $ 14.78 $ 30,740
Traveler Accommodation 3,430 0.25 $ 13.73 $ 28,550
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,930 0.03 $ 15.92 $ 33,110

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Special Food Services 6,480 1.37 $ 13.63 $ 28,350
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 50,800 0.54 $ 13.46 $ 28,000
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1,030 0.33 $ 13.38 $ 27,820
Traveler Accommodation 3,430 0.25 $ 13.73 $ 28,550
Vending Machine Operators 70 0.24 $ 13.82 $ 28,740

Top paying industries for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 190 0.06 $ 20.58 $ 42,810
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 40 0.02 $ 19.29 $ 40,120
General Merchandise Stores (8) (8) $ 18.89 $ 39,280
Death Care Services (8) (8) $ 18.55 $ 38,580
Religious Organizations 70 0.04 $ 18.27 $ 37,990


Geographic profile for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of food preparation and serving related workers, all other by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 20,240 1.22 2.07 $ 15.99 $ 33,260
New Jersey 9,070 2.36 3.99 $ 14.64 $ 30,450
Georgia 7,170 1.64 2.77 $ 11.00 $ 22,870
Maryland 6,780 2.66 4.51 $ 14.57 $ 30,300
Texas 4,450 0.36 0.62 $ 12.60 $ 26,200


Map of location quotient of food preparation and serving related workers, all other by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 6,780 2.66 4.51 $ 14.57 $ 30,300
New Jersey 9,070 2.36 3.99 $ 14.64 $ 30,450
Louisiana 3,800 2.12 3.58 $ 9.87 $ 20,530
Nevada 2,280 1.77 2.99 $ 12.91 $ 26,850
Georgia 7,170 1.64 2.77 $ 11.00 $ 22,870


Map of annual mean wages of food preparation and serving related workers, all other by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 480 0.14 0.24 $ 19.89 $ 41,360
Alaska 130 0.44 0.75 $ 19.37 $ 40,300
Washington (8) (8) (8) $ 17.06 $ 35,490
Minnesota 200 0.07 0.12 $ 16.82 $ 34,990
Michigan 630 0.16 0.26 $ 16.37 $ 34,050



Map of employment of food preparation and serving related workers, all other by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 9,100 1.59 2.69 $ 15.39 $ 32,020
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 6,570 0.76 1.28 $ 15.10 $ 31,410
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 3,280 2.61 4.42 $ 14.62 $ 30,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,800 0.95 1.61 $ 14.93 $ 31,050
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,460 0.95 1.61 $ 12.25 $ 25,480
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,220 1.45 2.45 $ 16.25 $ 33,800
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,900 0.85 1.43 $ 18.18 $ 37,820
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,900 1.36 2.31 $ 15.53 $ 32,300
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,850 2.02 3.41 $ 12.57 $ 26,140
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,840 0.69 1.17 $ 13.47 $ 28,020


Map of location quotient of food preparation and serving related workers, all other by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ocean City, NJ 220 5.51 9.33 $ 14.75 $ 30,680
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 580 4.98 8.42 $ 14.36 $ 29,860
Hammond, LA 210 4.87 8.23 $ 9.24 $ 19,210
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 280 4.81 8.13 $ 14.63 $ 30,430
Valdosta, GA 170 3.26 5.52 $ 9.50 $ 19,760
Rome, GA 120 3.07 5.19 $ 10.83 $ 22,530
Baton Rouge, LA 1,120 3.04 5.14 $ 9.90 $ 20,590
Brunswick, GA 120 3.01 5.09 $ 10.20 $ 21,210
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 660 2.97 5.03 $ 10.84 $ 22,550
Napa, CA 200 2.97 5.03 $ 17.34 $ 36,060


Map of annual mean wages of food preparation and serving related workers, all other by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 460 0.18 0.30 $ 19.28 $ 40,110
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 710 0.67 1.13 $ 18.37 $ 38,200
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 90 0.17 0.29 $ 18.20 $ 37,860
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,900 0.85 1.43 $ 18.18 $ 37,820
Santa Rosa, CA 170 0.89 1.50 $ 17.93 $ 37,300
Barnstable Town, MA 50 0.50 0.84 $ 17.43 $ 36,260
Napa, CA 200 2.97 5.03 $ 17.34 $ 36,060
Boulder, CO 130 0.72 1.23 $ 17.27 $ 35,920
Danbury, CT 30 0.44 0.75 $ 17.02 $ 35,400
Salinas, CA 190 1.11 1.88 $ 16.85 $ 35,040

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 590 3.19 5.41 $ 10.10 $ 21,010
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 530 3.11 5.26 $ 10.21 $ 21,230
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 390 3.05 5.17 $ 9.89 $ 20,560
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 280 3.28 5.54 $ 10.16 $ 21,130
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 0.76 1.28 $ 11.03 $ 22,940

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 280 3.28 5.54 $ 10.16 $ 21,130
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 590 3.19 5.41 $ 10.10 $ 21,010
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 530 3.11 5.26 $ 10.21 $ 21,230
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 390 3.05 5.17 $ 9.89 $ 20,560
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 150 2.65 4.49 $ 12.83 $ 26,690

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 120 1.05 1.77 $ 17.54 $ 36,470
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 1.02 $ 17.06 $ 35,470
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 1.45 2.45 $ 15.54 $ 32,330
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 1.01 $ 15.43 $ 32,090
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.54 0.91 $ 14.88 $ 30,940


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022