Occupational Employment Statistics

2001 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations

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. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable excel files. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

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 (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 9,917,660 $7.13 $8.04 $16,720 0.3 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 114,930 $12.88 $14.58 $30,330 1.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 659,380 $11.35 $12.47 $25,930 0.7 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 601,570 $6.70 $6.99 $14,530 0.6 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 418,180 $8.53 $9.02 $18,760 0.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 674,050 $8.88 $9.24 $19,230 0.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 228,710 $7.57 $7.98 $16,590 0.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 855,800 $7.65 $8.07 $16,780 0.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 427,010 $7.03 $7.96 $16,550 0.9 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,054,250 $6.79 $7.13 $14,830 0.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 428,780 $7.10 $7.50 $15,610 0.7 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,981,810 $6.60 $7.36 $15,310 0.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 191,030 $7.36 $8.06 $16,760 0.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 389,580 $6.80 $7.21 $15,000 0.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 488,180 $6.98 $7.25 $15,080 0.4 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 286,750 $7.17 $7.57 $15,750 0.5 %

About 2001 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately.

(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.


National OES estimates by SOC major group



2001 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 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: December 23, 2002

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