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Table 2. Average wages and employment of the food services and drinking places industries, May 2008

Industry Average Hourly Wage Industry Employment Percent of food service and drinking places employment
Food services and drinking places $9.84 9,663,520 100%
Full Service Restaurants 10.26 4,597,110 47.6
Limited-service eating places 9.06 4,154,730 43.0
Special food services 12.10 559,760 5.8
Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 10.08 351,920 3.6


Last Modified Date: September 30, 2009