Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
250,840 1.3 % $10.82 $22,510 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.05 $8.63 $9.57 $11.72 $15.44
Annual Wage (2) $16,750 $17,950 $19,900 $24,380 $32,110


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)
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 46,080 5.49 $9.75 $20,280
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 43,000 2.60 $10.11 $21,020
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 41,070 0.78 $12.03 $25,010
Traveler Accommodation 33,440 1.80 $11.75 $24,440
Special Food Services 32,520 5.12 $12.07 $25,110

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 46,080 5.49 $9.75 $20,280
Special Food Services 32,520 5.12 $12.07 $25,110
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 43,000 2.60 $10.11 $21,020
Rooming and Boarding Houses 230 1.86 $10.48 $21,800
Traveler Accommodation 33,440 1.80 $11.75 $24,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Personal Services 870 0.31 $13.20 $27,450
Management of Companies and Enterprises 220 0.01 $12.76 $26,550
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 920 0.40 $12.27 $25,530
Beverage Manufacturing 100 0.05 $12.09 $25,160
Special Food Services 32,520 5.12 $12.07 $25,110


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 24,870 1.65 0.89 $12.99 $27,020
New York 17,010 1.93 1.04 $14.74 $30,660
Ohio 14,630 2.81 1.52 $10.09 $20,980
Florida 14,580 1.90 1.02 $10.16 $21,140
Texas 14,060 1.25 0.67 $9.64 $20,060



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 11,570 2.99 1.61 $11.07 $23,020
North Dakota 1,300 2.96 1.59 $10.94 $22,760
Ohio 14,630 2.81 1.52 $10.09 $20,980
Missouri 7,320 2.74 1.48 $9.46 $19,670
Kansas 3,610 2.66 1.43 $8.67 $18,030



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 1,710 2.54 1.37 $15.08 $31,370
New York 17,010 1.93 1.04 $14.74 $30,660
Connecticut 3,740 2.27 1.22 $13.17 $27,390
California 24,870 1.65 0.89 $12.99 $27,020
Vermont 280 0.92 0.49 $12.65 $26,310




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 10,680 1.98 1.07 $16.26 $33,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,500 1.60 0.86 $13.13 $27,300
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 5,090 2.73 1.47 $10.19 $21,200
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,540 1.91 1.03 $12.99 $27,020
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,460 1.57 0.84 $9.53 $19,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 4,180 2.29 1.23 $9.90 $20,590
St. Louis, MO-IL 4,040 3.09 1.67 $9.59 $19,950
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,730 2.04 1.10 $11.13 $23,140
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,710 2.07 1.11 $11.74 $24,410
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 3,480 3.47 1.87 $10.67 $22,200