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.
|SOC Code Number||Occupation Title||Employment (1)||Median Hourly||Mean Hourly||Mean Annual (2)||Mean RSE (3)|
|Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations||9,917,660||$7.13||$8.04||$16,720||0.3 %|
|Chefs and Head Cooks||114,930||$12.88||$14.58||$30,330||1.4 %|
|First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers||659,380||$11.35||$12.47||$25,930||0.7 %|
|Cooks, Fast Food||601,570||$6.70||$6.99||$14,530||0.6 %|
|Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria||418,180||$8.53||$9.02||$18,760||0.4 %|
|Cooks, Restaurant||674,050||$8.88||$9.24||$19,230||0.5 %|
|Cooks, Short Order||228,710||$7.57||$7.98||$16,590||0.9 %|
|Food Preparation Workers||855,800||$7.65||$8.07||$16,780||0.5 %|
|Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food||2,054,250||$6.79||$7.13||$14,830||0.4 %|
|Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop||428,780||$7.10||$7.50||$15,610||0.7 %|
|Waiters and Waitresses||1,981,810||$6.60||$7.36||$15,310||0.6 %|
|Food Servers, Nonrestaurant||191,030||$7.36||$8.06||$16,760||0.8 %|
|Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers||389,580||$6.80||$7.21||$15,000||0.5 %|
|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
List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order
List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order
Last Modified Date: December 23, 2002