Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

Perform duties which combine preparing and serving food and nonalcoholic beverages.


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)
2,799,430 0.6 % $9.03 $18,790 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.68 $8.14 $8.76 $9.34 $11.27
Annual Wage (2) $15,960 $16,940 $18,230 $19,430 $23,440


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)
Limited-Service Eating Places 2,118,090 51.64 $8.69 $18,070
Elementary and Secondary Schools 123,620 1.47 $10.63 $22,110
Grocery Stores 112,920 4.57 $10.73 $22,320
Full-Service Restaurants 108,360 2.38 $8.98 $18,670
Special Food Services 104,280 18.25 $9.91 $20,610

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Limited-Service Eating Places 2,118,090 51.64 $8.69 $18,070
Special Food Services 104,280 18.25 $9.91 $20,610
Specialty Food Stores 17,680 8.16 $9.62 $20,010
Amusement Parks and Arcades 7,730 4.72 $9.98 $20,750
Grocery Stores 112,920 4.57 $10.73 $22,320

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 200 0.09 $21.91 $45,570
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 30 0.08 $17.27 $35,910
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,460 0.41 $14.99 $31,180
Scheduled Air Transportation 40 0.01 $13.61 $28,310
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 1,560 0.67 $12.79 $26,600


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 269,310 19.18 0.88 $9.83 $20,450
Texas 250,050 24.27 1.11 $8.74 $18,190
Florida 157,610 22.04 1.01 $8.77 $18,250
Ohio 147,230 29.58 1.36 $8.73 $18,160
New York 140,730 16.70 0.77 $9.06 $18,840




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)
North Carolina 118,080 30.95 1.42 $8.64 $17,960
Kentucky 53,590 30.92 1.42 $8.34 $17,340
West Virginia 20,740 29.62 1.36 $8.30 $17,270
Ohio 147,230 29.58 1.36 $8.73 $18,160
Missouri 73,310 28.29 1.30 $8.54 $17,760




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 6,340 9.83 0.45 $11.29 $23,470
Washington 65,730 24.16 1.11 $10.33 $21,490
Vermont 5,140 17.68 0.81 $10.23 $21,270
Connecticut 25,200 15.66 0.72 $10.00 $20,810
Alaska 4,820 15.38 0.70 $9.89 $20,580





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 76,560 21.37 0.98 $9.31 $19,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 71,790 18.78 0.86 $9.64 $20,040
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 70,190 13.87 0.64 $9.24 $19,230
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 54,710 21.44 0.98 $9.19 $19,120
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 53,460 24.00 1.10 $8.69 $18,070
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 42,710 20.88 0.96 $8.58 $17,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 40,440 17.50 0.80 $9.83 $20,440
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 37,170 20.48 0.94 $10.20 $21,220
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 32,820 19.18 0.88 $8.92 $18,560
St. Louis, MO-IL 32,360 25.49 1.17 $8.71 $18,120