Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
257,070 1.4 % $11.06 $23,010 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.19 $8.83 $9.82 $12.00 $15.83
Annual Wage (2) $17,030 $18,360 $20,420 $24,960 $32,920


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 48,290 5.60 $9.98 $20,750
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 43,330 2.62 $10.39 $21,610
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40,760 0.77 $12.47 $25,930
Traveler Accommodation 32,630 1.72 $12.18 $25,340
Special Food Services 32,120 4.83 $12.13 $25,240

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 48,290 5.60 $9.98 $20,750
Special Food Services 32,120 4.83 $12.13 $25,240
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 43,330 2.62 $10.39 $21,610
Rooming and Boarding Houses 220 1.75 $10.99 $22,850
Traveler Accommodation 32,630 1.72 $12.18 $25,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services 30 (7) $15.84 $32,940
Other Personal Services 810 0.27 $14.13 $29,400
Management of Companies and Enterprises 170 0.01 $13.42 $27,910
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 750 0.03 $13.10 $27,240
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 890 0.39 $12.52 $26,040


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 26,000 1.68 0.90 $13.99 $29,100
Texas 17,440 1.51 0.81 $9.45 $19,650
New York 15,800 1.76 0.94 $14.29 $29,730
Florida 14,800 1.87 1.00 $10.42 $21,670
Ohio 13,440 2.54 1.37 $10.10 $21,000



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 12,110 3.10 1.66 $11.45 $23,810
Colorado 7,470 3.05 1.63 $10.96 $22,800
North Dakota 1,300 2.90 1.55 $11.22 $23,340
Oklahoma 4,570 2.86 1.53 $9.61 $19,990
Hawaii 1,760 2.85 1.53 $12.30 $25,590



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 1,790 2.65 1.42 $14.73 $30,630
New York 15,800 1.76 0.94 $14.29 $29,730
California 26,000 1.68 0.90 $13.99 $29,100
Connecticut 3,840 2.31 1.24 $13.48 $28,040
Hawaii 1,760 2.85 1.53 $12.30 $25,590




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 13,140 2.03 1.09 $14.33 $29,800
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 7,440 2.08 1.12 $11.23 $23,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,350 1.79 0.96 $14.27 $29,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,750 1.96 1.05 $12.75 $26,510
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,460 2.38 1.28 $10.64 $22,140
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,400 1.50 0.81 $9.61 $20,000
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,050 2.16 1.16 $12.11 $25,190
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3,980 2.90 1.56 $10.95 $22,770
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,590 2.04 1.09 $12.22 $25,430
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 3,520 2.68 1.44 $10.24 $21,310