Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

Serve food to individuals outside of a restaurant environment, such as in hotel rooms, hospital rooms, residential care facilities, or cars. Excludes "Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers" (41-9091) and "Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop" (35-3022).


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)
237,740 1.3 % $10.58 $22,010 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.94 $8.55 $9.44 $11.62 $15.08
Annual Wage (2) $16,500 $17,790 $19,640 $24,160 $31,370


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)
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 49,370 2.97 $9.98 $20,750
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 42,270 5.40 $9.43 $19,600
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 41,200 0.79 $11.68 $24,300
Traveler Accommodation 32,840 1.89 $11.04 $22,960
Special Food Services 30,650 5.19 $11.85 $24,650

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 42,270 5.40 $9.43 $19,600
Special Food Services 30,650 5.19 $11.85 $24,650
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 49,370 2.97 $9.98 $20,750
Rooming and Boarding Houses 230 2.08 $8.93 $18,570
Traveler Accommodation 32,840 1.89 $11.04 $22,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty Food Stores (8) (8) $16.74 $34,830
Beverage Manufacturing 60 0.03 $12.59 $26,190
Junior Colleges 200 0.03 $11.96 $24,870
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 110 0.11 $11.88 $24,700
Special Food Services 30,650 5.19 $11.85 $24,650


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 22,610 1.58 0.87 $12.21 $25,390
New York 19,460 2.28 1.25 $14.10 $29,340
Ohio 14,250 2.82 1.55 $9.82 $20,420
Florida 13,970 1.92 1.05 $9.86 $20,510
Pennsylvania 13,950 2.49 1.37 $9.77 $20,330




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)
New Jersey 12,090 3.19 1.75 $10.59 $22,040
Ohio 14,250 2.82 1.55 $9.82 $20,420
Mississippi 3,010 2.79 1.53 $8.34 $17,350
Kansas 3,630 2.75 1.51 $8.63 $17,940
North Dakota 1,050 2.59 1.42 $10.23 $21,280




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 1,560 2.38 1.30 $14.17 $29,480
New York 19,460 2.28 1.25 $14.10 $29,340
Connecticut 3,360 2.07 1.14 $12.43 $25,850
California 22,610 1.58 0.87 $12.21 $25,390
Alaska 220 0.69 0.38 $12.00 $24,960





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,870 2.30 1.26 $15.85 $32,980
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 7,020 1.93 1.06 $10.20 $21,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,390 1.39 0.76 $12.26 $25,500
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 5,330 2.92 1.60 $10.44 $21,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,900 1.66 0.91 $12.85 $26,720
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 3,890 3.91 2.14 $9.88 $20,540
St. Louis, MO-IL 3,700 2.90 1.59 $9.88 $20,550
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,640 2.08 1.14 $10.79 $22,440
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,550 2.07 1.14 $11.15 $23,180
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 3,400 3.50 1.92 $10.08 $20,970