Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

Serve food to patrons outside of a restaurant environment, such as in hotels, hospital rooms, or cars. Exclude "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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
194,950 1.6 % $10.39 $21,620 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.46 $8.14 $9.42 $11.74 $14.75
Annual Wage (2) $15,530 $16,920 $19,590 $24,420 $30,690


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40,890 $11.18 $23,260
Traveler Accommodation 37,600 $11.23 $23,370
Nursing Care Facilities 31,100 $9.88 $20,550
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 24,010 $9.33 $19,410
Special Food Services 20,060 $10.93 $22,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other Personal Services 50 $18.17 $37,800
State Government (OES Designation) 240 $12.31 $25,610
Beverage Manufacturing (8) $12.21 $25,390
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 1,290 $12.09 $25,140
Activities Related to Real Estate 490 $11.48 $23,880


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Arkansas 3,530 $7.78 $16,190 3.077
New Jersey 11,830 $10.64 $22,130 3.073
Nebraska 2,630 $9.03 $18,780 2.872
Minnesota 7,270 $10.82 $22,500 2.765
Mississippi 2,760 $7.81 $16,240 2.513

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New York 13,690 $14.19 $29,510 1.613
Hawaii 840 $13.71 $28,520 1.422
Connecticut 3,170 $12.48 $25,950 1.924
Washington 5,130 $11.98 $24,910 1.840
California 13,400 $11.58 $24,090 0.922


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Jonesboro, AR 700 $7.61 $15,820 14.841
La Crosse, WI-MN 360 $10.43 $21,700 5.072
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 220 $9.34 $19,430 4.731
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 570 $10.34 $21,510 4.116
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 3,690 $10.14 $21,090 3.761

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,070 $15.23 $31,670 1.989
Honolulu, HI 390 $13.89 $28,880 0.904
Santa Fe, NM 170 $13.49 $28,070 2.675
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 70 $13.29 $27,650 0.611
Bend, OR 170 $13.12 $27,290 2.674


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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