Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other

All food preparation and serving related workers not listed separately.


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)
45,520 4.4 % $11.09 $23,060 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.09 $8.71 $9.86 $12.80 $16.50
Annual Wage (2) $16,820 $18,110 $20,510 $26,630 $34,320


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 19,600 0.20 $9.81 $20,400
Traveler Accommodation 5,420 0.29 $12.45 $25,890
Special Food Services 3,730 0.59 $11.73 $24,400
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,120 0.04 $13.82 $28,750
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,650 0.02 $13.09 $27,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vending Machine Operators 320 0.86 $11.14 $23,170
Special Food Services 3,730 0.59 $11.73 $24,400
Traveler Accommodation 5,420 0.29 $12.45 $25,890
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 340 0.23 $11.17 $23,230
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 19,600 0.20 $9.81 $20,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation (8) (8) $18.26 $37,980
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90 (7) $14.15 $29,430
Amusement Parks and Arcades (8) (8) $13.94 $29,000
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,120 0.04 $13.82 $28,750
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40 (7) $13.30 $27,660


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 6,710 0.44 1.32 $11.72 $24,370
Florida 4,010 0.52 1.55 $12.54 $26,080
Texas 3,630 0.32 0.96 $9.19 $19,110
Illinois 3,230 0.56 1.67 $11.22 $23,340
Nevada 2,430 2.04 6.06 $13.31 $27,680



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 2,430 2.04 6.06 $13.31 $27,680
Oregon 1,540 0.91 2.71 $12.28 $25,540
Louisiana 1,310 0.68 2.03 $9.07 $18,870
Illinois 3,230 0.56 1.67 $11.22 $23,340
West Virginia 370 0.52 1.53 $8.59 $17,860



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 790 0.24 0.71 $15.94 $33,150
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $13.55 $28,180
Nevada 2,430 2.04 6.06 $13.31 $27,680
Hawaii 320 0.52 1.56 $13.26 $27,570
Florida 4,010 0.52 1.55 $12.54 $26,080




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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,410 0.64 1.90 $11.79 $24,530
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,150 2.47 7.32 $13.68 $28,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,680 0.41 1.23 $11.30 $23,500
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.23 0.67 $11.69 $24,320
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 950 0.52 1.54 $11.71 $24,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 850 0.36 1.06 $10.82 $22,510
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.56 1.66 $10.11 $21,040
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 740 0.70 2.09 $12.75 $26,520
Baltimore-Towson, MD 710 0.55 1.62 $10.84 $22,550
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 660 0.60 1.79 $14.52 $30,210



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Corvallis, OR 100 2.89 8.58 $11.50 $23,920
Salisbury, MD 140 2.78 8.26 $9.27 $19,270
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,150 2.47 7.32 $13.68 $28,460
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 230 1.78 5.29 $11.08 $23,050
Bend, OR 110 1.73 5.12 $12.52 $26,040
Lafayette, LA 270 1.72 5.11 $10.82 $22,510
Medford, OR 110 1.38 4.09 $11.99 $24,930
Reno-Sparks, NV 230 1.15 3.43 $9.77 $20,320
Champaign-Urbana, IL 110 1.09 3.23 $9.87 $20,520
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 100 1.04 3.08 $9.67 $20,120



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 460 0.39 1.15 $15.33 $31,880
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 660 0.60 1.79 $14.52 $30,210
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 40 0.58 1.72 $14.34 $29,820
Naples-Marco Island, FL (8) (8) (8) $14.22 $29,570
Port St. Lucie, FL 50 0.36 1.08 $14.00 $29,120
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 130 0.10 0.30 $13.85 $28,810
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 210 0.35 1.04 $13.80 $28,700
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,150 2.47 7.32 $13.68 $28,460
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 260 0.25 0.74 $13.47 $28,020
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 270 0.52 1.56 $13.41 $27,890

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 110 0.86 2.55 $11.38 $23,670
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 90 0.92 2.74 $11.32 $23,540
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 0.82 2.44 $10.88 $22,630
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 1.57 $9.05 $18,820
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 1.15 3.42 $11.84 $24,620

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 1.27 3.76 $8.96 $18,640
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 1.15 3.42 $11.84 $24,620
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 90 0.92 2.74 $11.32 $23,540
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.88 2.61 $8.98 $18,680
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 110 0.86 2.55 $11.38 $23,670

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.95 $33,170
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 0.87 $13.17 $27,400
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.94 $26,910
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 1.15 3.42 $11.84 $24,620
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 110 0.86 2.55 $11.38 $23,670


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015