Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
59,060 4.9 % $11.16 $23,200 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.26 $9.01 $10.14 $12.01 $16.08
Annual Wage (2) $17,190 $18,740 $21,090 $24,970 $33,450


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 35,010 0.34 $10.28 $21,390
Traveler Accommodation 5,480 0.29 $12.60 $26,200
Special Food Services 3,990 0.58 $12.72 $26,450
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 2,180 0.25 $10.40 $21,640
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,190 0.02 $13.72 $28,540

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 3,990 0.58 $12.72 $26,450
Vending Machine Operators 210 0.54 $11.71 $24,360
Rooming and Boarding Houses 40 0.36 $9.12 $18,970
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 35,010 0.34 $10.28 $21,390
Traveler Accommodation 5,480 0.29 $12.60 $26,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation (8) (8) $17.92 $37,270
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 290 0.11 $16.00 $33,280
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 540 0.23 $15.80 $32,870
Gasoline Stations 420 0.05 $15.29 $31,810
Spectator Sports 70 0.05 $14.37 $29,880


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 8,890 0.56 1.32 $12.36 $25,720
Texas 6,300 0.54 1.28 $10.09 $20,990
Florida 4,830 0.59 1.40 $12.10 $25,160
New York 3,180 0.35 0.83 $11.87 $24,690
Georgia 2,590 0.62 1.46 $8.69 $18,080




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 2,300 1.81 4.31 $13.43 $27,930
Mississippi 1,090 0.97 2.31 $9.22 $19,190
Tennessee 2,100 0.72 1.72 $11.19 $23,280
Oregon 1,260 0.70 1.67 $12.05 $25,070
Louisiana 1,330 0.69 1.65 $8.61 $17,920




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 820 0.24 0.56 $17.23 $35,850
Connecticut 370 0.22 0.53 $15.96 $33,200
Alaska 70 0.21 0.49 $13.46 $28,010
Nevada 2,300 1.81 4.31 $13.43 $27,930
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $13.28 $27,620





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 2,670 0.40 0.96 $12.68 $26,380
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,060 2.20 5.24 $13.82 $28,740
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,990 0.68 1.62 $10.88 $22,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,810 0.43 1.02 $12.52 $26,050
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,790 0.70 1.67 $8.69 $18,070
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,040 0.74 1.75 $9.80 $20,380
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 940 0.83 1.97 $11.96 $24,880
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 930 0.79 1.88 $11.21 $23,320
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 920 0.79 1.88 $10.85 $22,560
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 870 0.65 1.55 $12.07 $25,100




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 280 3.96 9.40 $15.67 $32,580
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 490 3.03 7.19 $9.08 $18,890
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 380 2.99 7.11 $11.68 $24,290
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,060 2.20 5.24 $13.82 $28,740
Grants Pass, OR 50 2.08 4.95 $13.28 $27,610
California-Lexington Park, MD 70 1.50 3.57 $12.85 $26,730
Visalia-Porterville, CA 170 1.15 2.74 $13.58 $28,240
Medford, OR 90 1.10 2.62 $11.27 $23,440
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 590 1.05 2.50 $8.60 $17,900
Eugene, OR 150 1.02 2.43 $11.07 $23,020




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 480 0.27 0.64 $19.65 $40,880
New Haven, CT 110 0.40 0.94 $18.87 $39,250
Napa, CA 280 3.96 9.40 $15.67 $32,580
Santa Rosa, CA 150 0.78 1.86 $15.52 $32,270
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.07 $31,340
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 260 0.49 1.18 $14.53 $30,220
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 90 0.15 0.35 $14.47 $30,090
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.15 0.35 $14.37 $29,880
Anchorage, AK 50 0.26 0.61 $14.02 $29,170
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 40 0.37 0.89 $13.99 $29,100

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.64 1.51 $11.83 $24,610
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.03 2.45 $10.71 $22,280
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.79 1.87 $15.02 $31,250
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 1.11 $11.29 $23,490
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 0.55 $9.90 $20,600

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)
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.03 2.45 $10.71 $22,280
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.86 2.05 $12.60 $26,210
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.79 1.87 $15.02 $31,250
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.64 1.51 $11.83 $24,610
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.53 1.26 $10.77 $22,390

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)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.34 $31,910
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.79 1.87 $15.02 $31,250
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.86 2.05 $12.60 $26,210
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 0.54 $11.92 $24,800
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.64 1.51 $11.83 $24,610


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017