Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
44,890 6.4 % $10.94 $22,760 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.93 $8.63 $9.61 $12.48 $15.94
Annual Wage (2) $16,500 $17,940 $20,000 $25,950 $33,160


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)
Full-Service Restaurants 11,430 0.26 $9.89 $20,570
Traveler Accommodation 6,130 0.37 $11.90 $24,740
Special Food Services 3,350 0.61 $10.32 $21,470
Limited-Service Eating Places 3,280 0.08 $9.45 $19,650
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,990 0.06 $12.72 $26,460

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vending Machine Operators 680 1.74 $10.18 $21,170
Special Food Services 3,350 0.61 $10.32 $21,470
Traveler Accommodation 6,130 0.37 $11.90 $24,740
Full-Service Restaurants 11,430 0.26 $9.89 $20,570
Gambling Industries 270 0.21 $10.48 $21,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 30 0.01 $22.11 $45,990
Amusement Parks and Arcades 220 0.13 $17.69 $36,800
Home Health Care Services (8) (8) $14.39 $29,920
Facilities Support Services (8) (8) $13.73 $28,560
Civic and Social Organizations 50 0.01 $13.37 $27,800


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)
Illinois 6,930 1.25 3.55 $10.71 $22,280
California 5,500 0.39 1.11 $10.04 $20,890
Florida 3,570 0.50 1.42 $12.94 $26,910
Texas 2,920 0.29 0.82 $10.41 $21,660
Michigan 2,870 0.76 2.16 $10.48 $21,800




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 2,790 2.51 7.10 $12.00 $24,970
Rhode Island 680 1.51 4.27 $9.12 $18,960
Illinois 6,930 1.25 3.55 $10.71 $22,280
Washington 2,580 0.96 2.71 $11.71 $24,360
Idaho 540 0.91 2.58 $8.23 $17,110




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 180 0.31 0.88 $16.48 $34,270
District of Columbia 110 0.17 0.47 $14.82 $30,830
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $13.13 $27,300
Florida 3,570 0.50 1.42 $12.94 $26,910
Oregon 1,340 0.86 2.42 $12.84 $26,700

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)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 5,660 1.60 4.52 $10.80 $22,460
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,520 3.13 8.85 $12.17 $25,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.39 1.10 $9.51 $19,780
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,460 0.87 2.46 $9.54 $19,840
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,160 0.46 1.31 $10.91 $22,700
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 840 0.88 2.48 $13.87 $28,850
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 720 0.75 2.11 $15.40 $32,030
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 680 0.50 1.41 $9.25 $19,240
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 650 0.57 1.62 $9.90 $20,600
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 620 0.61 1.72 $10.59 $22,020




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)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 440 3.28 9.29 $9.76 $20,300
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,520 3.13 8.85 $12.17 $25,320
Boise City-Nampa, ID 530 2.06 5.82 $8.21 $17,090
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 5,660 1.60 4.52 $10.80 $22,460
St. Cloud, MN 150 1.56 4.43 $10.33 $21,480
Reno-Sparks, NV 230 1.23 3.47 $10.42 $21,680
Champaign-Urbana, IL 120 1.17 3.32 $14.52 $30,210
Salem, OR 170 1.16 3.30 $12.09 $25,150
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 170 0.98 2.76 $9.85 $20,480
Jacksonville, FL 530 0.94 2.65 $10.84 $22,550




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)
Naples-Marco Island, FL 30 0.31 0.87 $17.02 $35,410
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 410 0.38 1.06 $16.76 $34,860
Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $16.30 $33,900
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 50 0.03 0.09 $15.51 $32,250
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 720 0.75 2.11 $15.40 $32,030
Boulder, CO (8) (8) (8) $15.30 $31,830
Champaign-Urbana, IL 120 1.17 3.32 $14.52 $30,210
Richmond, VA 60 0.10 0.27 $14.39 $29,920
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.32 $29,790
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 840 0.88 2.48 $13.87 $28,850

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 210 0.77 2.19 $11.65 $24,230
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 80 0.44 1.25 $9.35 $19,450
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 0.90 $9.24 $19,220
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.63 1.78 $11.32 $23,540
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 0.97 $8.23 $17,120

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)
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 1.09 3.07 $8.81 $18,330
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 210 0.77 2.19 $11.65 $24,230
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.63 1.78 $11.32 $23,540
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.62 1.76 $12.19 $25,360
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 40 0.53 1.50 $8.72 $18,140

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.53 $34,380
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.80 $26,620
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.62 1.76 $12.19 $25,360
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 210 0.77 2.19 $11.65 $24,230
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $11.50 $23,910


About May 2010 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 mean 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011