Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Chefs and Head Cooks ; First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers ; Cooks, Fast Food ; Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria ; Cooks, Private Household ; Cooks, Restaurant ; Cooks, Short Order ; Cooks, All Other ; Food Preparation Workers ; Bartenders ; Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food ; Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop ; Waiters and Waitresses ; Food Servers, Nonrestaurant ; Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers ; Dishwashers ; Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop ; Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
12,277,720 0.1 % $10.57 $21,980 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.97 $8.48 $9.20 $11.38 $15.12
Annual Wage (2) $16,580 $17,630 $19,130 $23,660 $31,440


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)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 8,756,160 90.96 $10.17 $21,150
Special Food Services 511,960 80.65 $11.69 $24,310
Traveler Accommodation 471,460 25.34 $12.94 $26,920
Elementary and Secondary Schools 390,850 4.70 $11.46 $23,840
Grocery Stores 328,340 12.57 $11.28 $23,470

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 8,756,160 90.96 $10.17 $21,150
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 312,580 86.05 $10.49 $21,810
Special Food Services 511,960 80.65 $11.69 $24,310
Rooming and Boarding Houses 4,400 35.16 $11.64 $24,210
Traveler Accommodation 471,460 25.34 $12.94 $26,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 450 0.20 $19.76 $41,100
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 12,480 0.63 $18.73 $38,950
Nonresidential Building Construction 50 0.01 $17.82 $37,070
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 40 0.02 $17.28 $35,950
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 950 2.38 $17.26 $35,890


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 1,416,130 93.66 1.03 $11.30 $23,500
Texas 1,038,070 92.45 1.02 $10.04 $20,880
Florida 831,850 108.52 1.19 $10.82 $22,500
New York 712,980 80.92 0.89 $11.92 $24,790
Pennsylvania 485,250 85.83 0.94 $10.34 $21,510



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 173,380 145.74 1.60 $12.08 $25,130
Hawaii 77,150 125.95 1.39 $13.30 $27,670
Florida 831,850 108.52 1.19 $10.82 $22,500
Rhode Island 48,530 104.62 1.15 $11.02 $22,920
Montana 46,030 103.84 1.14 $10.18 $21,170



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 53,590 79.43 0.87 $13.43 $27,940
Hawaii 77,150 125.95 1.39 $13.30 $27,670
Vermont 26,150 86.85 0.96 $12.64 $26,290
Alaska 26,490 81.53 0.90 $12.60 $26,200
Washington 253,020 87.30 0.96 $12.39 $25,780




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 402,530 74.66 0.82 $12.76 $26,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 372,050 91.72 1.01 $11.04 $22,960
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 294,790 78.57 0.86 $10.67 $22,190
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 245,600 86.38 0.95 $10.37 $21,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 214,020 89.62 0.99 $9.77 $20,320
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 192,790 86.12 0.95 $10.40 $21,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 192,720 81.04 0.89 $11.93 $24,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 170,820 93.55 1.03 $10.69 $22,230
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 149,130 80.10 0.88 $10.89 $22,650
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 148,560 81.42 0.90 $10.28 $21,390