Occupational Employment Statistics

2000 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations

other SOC major groups


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia.

Click on the SOC Code Number to view that occupation's definition, additional wage estimates, and relative standard error (RSE) estimates.

Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 9,955,060 $6.81 $7.72 $16,070 0.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 122,860 $12.07 $13.73 $28,550 1.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 624,180 $10.91 $11.83 $24,600 0.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 527,500 $6.53 $6.78 $14,100 0.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 414,100 $8.22 $8.68 $18,060 0.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 642,060 $8.72 $9.08 $18,880 0.9 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 192,030 $7.55 $7.92 $16,480 0.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 847,810 $7.38 $7.78 $16,180 0.6 %
35-3011 Bartenders 379,990 $6.86 $7.77 $16,150 1.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,159,940 $6.52 $6.84 $14,240 0.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 445,480 $6.72 $7.23 $15,030 0.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,008,760 $6.42 $7.09 $14,750 0.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 199,600 $7.07 $7.77 $16,170 1.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 435,500 $6.53 $6.95 $14,460 0.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 505,500 $6.69 $7.00 $14,560 0.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 312,390 $6.95 $7.32 $15,230 0.6 %

About 2000 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) 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.

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.


National OES estimates by SOC major group



2000 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2000 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2000 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2000 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last Modified Date: November 15, 2001

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