Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
3,216,460 0.6 % $9.47 $19,710 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.97 $8.48 $9.09 $9.82 $11.74
Annual Wage (2) $16,570 $17,630 $18,910 $20,420 $24,420


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 2,569,450 25.88 $9.15 $19,030
Elementary and Secondary Schools 151,050 1.81 $11.05 $22,980
Special Food Services 137,090 20.60 $10.28 $21,380
Grocery Stores 107,800 4.03 $11.06 $23,000
Gasoline Stations 41,270 4.60 $9.52 $19,800

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 2,569,450 25.88 $9.15 $19,030
Special Food Services 137,090 20.60 $10.28 $21,380
Specialty Food Stores 17,980 7.83 $10.33 $21,490
Gasoline Stations 41,270 4.60 $9.52 $19,800
Grocery Stores 107,800 4.03 $11.06 $23,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,090 0.41 $15.30 $31,820
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 1,560 0.68 $13.30 $27,670
State Government (OES Designation) 3,000 0.14 $13.03 $27,100
Other General Merchandise Stores 15,850 0.86 $12.67 $26,360
Educational Support Services 100 0.06 $12.62 $26,240


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 336,790 21.73 0.93 $10.55 $21,950
Texas 295,410 25.53 1.09 $8.97 $18,660
Florida 227,860 28.75 1.23 $9.43 $19,600
Ohio 170,620 32.31 1.39 $9.36 $19,470
New York 147,470 16.41 0.70 $10.30 $21,410



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)
Kentucky 65,470 35.62 1.53 $8.52 $17,720
North Carolina 144,590 35.05 1.50 $8.73 $18,160
Ohio 170,620 32.31 1.39 $9.36 $19,470
West Virginia 21,770 30.80 1.32 $9.03 $18,790
Utah 38,110 28.77 1.23 $9.01 $18,740



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 8,590 12.70 0.54 $11.45 $23,820
Vermont 4,990 16.44 0.70 $11.30 $23,510
Alaska 4,250 12.99 0.56 $11.28 $23,450
Connecticut 29,020 17.49 0.75 $11.27 $23,430
Washington 68,590 22.99 0.99 $11.23 $23,360




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 87,460 21.31 0.91 $10.45 $21,730
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 87,070 13.44 0.58 $10.63 $22,100
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 69,810 19.55 0.84 $9.62 $20,000
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 61,860 21.11 0.91 $9.09 $18,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 57,710 23.27 1.00 $8.79 $18,290
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 53,010 22.75 0.98 $9.06 $18,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 48,920 20.24 0.87 $10.07 $20,940
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 46,170 24.61 1.06 $9.39 $19,530
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40,510 21.54 0.92 $9.55 $19,870
St. Louis, MO-IL 36,690 27.74 1.19 $9.53 $19,810


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