Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
3,131,390 0.6 % $9.19 $19,110 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.83 $8.28 $8.85 $9.44 $11.46
Annual Wage (2) $16,290 $17,220 $18,410 $19,640 $23,840


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 2,509,520 26.07 $8.86 $18,430
Elementary and Secondary Schools 143,730 1.73 $10.76 $22,390
Special Food Services 123,330 19.43 $9.99 $20,790
Grocery Stores 119,640 4.58 $10.87 $22,610
Gasoline Stations 36,280 4.14 $9.23 $19,200

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 2,509,520 26.07 $8.86 $18,430
Special Food Services 123,330 19.43 $9.99 $20,790
Specialty Food Stores 17,740 7.81 $10.07 $20,950
Grocery Stores 119,640 4.58 $10.87 $22,610
Gasoline Stations 36,280 4.14 $9.23 $19,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 170 0.07 $20.95 $43,570
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 70 0.17 $16.29 $33,870
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,050 0.41 $15.24 $31,700
Other Schools and Instruction 610 0.16 $13.47 $28,010
State Government (OES Designation) 3,440 0.16 $13.19 $27,440


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 318,640 21.07 0.91 $9.98 $20,750
Texas 295,060 26.28 1.13 $8.81 $18,330
Florida 223,240 29.12 1.26 $9.22 $19,180
Ohio 159,040 30.58 1.32 $9.15 $19,030
New York 157,570 17.88 0.77 $9.75 $20,290



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 141,040 34.99 1.51 $8.63 $17,950
Kentucky 59,750 33.05 1.43 $8.35 $17,370
West Virginia 23,330 32.97 1.42 $8.40 $17,470
Ohio 159,040 30.58 1.32 $9.15 $19,030
Florida 223,240 29.12 1.26 $9.22 $19,180



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 8,430 12.49 0.54 $11.76 $24,450
Washington 60,610 20.91 0.90 $10.69 $22,230
Connecticut 29,290 17.79 0.77 $10.69 $22,230
Alaska 3,730 11.48 0.50 $10.68 $22,210
Vermont 5,430 18.05 0.78 $10.48 $21,810




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 84,630 20.86 0.90 $9.78 $20,350
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 79,500 14.75 0.64 $10.05 $20,900
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 69,330 24.38 1.05 $8.80 $18,300
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 69,220 18.45 0.80 $9.41 $19,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 53,860 22.56 0.97 $8.63 $17,950
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 51,720 23.10 1.00 $8.93 $18,580
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 46,920 25.70 1.11 $9.28 $19,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 45,760 19.24 0.83 $9.79 $20,350
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 41,200 22.13 0.95 $9.38 $19,510
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40,800 22.36 0.96 $8.97 $18,650