Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

Serve food to individuals outside of a restaurant environment, such as in hotel rooms, hospital rooms, residential care facilities, or cars. Excludes "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
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)
205,330 1.7 % $10.40 $21,640 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.68 $8.35 $9.34 $11.53 $14.68
Annual Wage (2) $15,980 $17,370 $19,430 $23,980 $30,520


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)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 39,420 0.76 $11.35 $23,610
Nursing Care Facilities 38,920 2.35 $9.93 $20,650
Traveler Accommodation 34,310 2.05 $11.06 $23,000
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 29,480 3.99 $9.31 $19,370
Special Food Services 22,950 4.17 $11.01 $22,910

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Special Food Services 22,950 4.17 $11.01 $22,910
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 29,480 3.99 $9.31 $19,370
Nursing Care Facilities 38,920 2.35 $9.93 $20,650
Traveler Accommodation 34,310 2.05 $11.06 $23,000
Rooming and Boarding Houses 180 1.65 $9.63 $20,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 200 0.01 $12.92 $26,870
Scientific Research and Development Services 100 0.02 $12.91 $26,850
Junior Colleges 90 0.01 $12.88 $26,790
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 880 0.69 $12.45 $25,900
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $11.78 $24,490


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)
New York 15,800 1.89 1.17 $14.04 $29,210
California 13,290 0.95 0.59 $11.78 $24,500
New Jersey 12,160 3.23 2.00 $10.59 $22,040
Florida 11,360 1.60 0.99 $9.72 $20,220
Ohio 11,140 2.26 1.40 $9.51 $19,780




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)
New Jersey 12,160 3.23 2.00 $10.59 $22,040
Arkansas 3,530 3.11 1.92 $8.30 $17,260
Nebraska 2,570 2.85 1.76 $9.12 $18,970
Kansas 3,520 2.70 1.67 $8.50 $17,670
Minnesota 6,860 2.68 1.66 $10.76 $22,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 15,800 1.89 1.17 $14.04 $29,210
Connecticut 3,430 2.15 1.33 $12.79 $26,610
Hawaii 850 1.48 0.92 $12.55 $26,100
District of Columbia 1,650 2.57 1.59 $12.47 $25,930
Nevada 890 0.80 0.50 $11.81 $24,570

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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,650 2.14 1.32 $15.38 $31,990
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 6,230 1.76 1.09 $10.09 $20,980
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,410 2.44 1.51 $9.95 $20,690
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,240 2.53 1.56 $10.84 $22,540
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,040 2.40 1.49 $9.44 $19,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,810 1.73 1.07 (8) (8)
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 3,680 3.82 2.37 $10.02 $20,840
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,300 1.99 1.23 $11.47 $23,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,270 1.43 0.88 $12.07 $25,100
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,030 2.25 1.40 $12.41 $25,820




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)
Jonesboro, AR 690 15.02 9.30 $8.01 $16,650
Topeka, KS 580 5.50 3.40 $8.32 $17,290
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 550 4.19 2.60 $11.02 $22,930
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 3,680 3.82 2.37 $10.02 $20,840
Grand Junction, CO 220 3.75 2.32 $9.21 $19,160
Sandusky, OH 130 3.75 2.32 $9.22 $19,170
Lincoln, NE 590 3.72 2.30 $8.80 $18,290
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 500 3.67 2.27 $9.95 $20,690
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,770 3.55 2.20 $10.52 $21,890
Warner Robins, GA 200 3.51 2.17 $8.02 $16,670




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)
Santa Fe, NM 180 2.98 1.85 $15.66 $32,560
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,650 2.14 1.32 $15.38 $31,990
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,390 1.47 0.91 $14.53 $30,220
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 110 0.90 0.55 $14.13 $29,380
Rochester, MN 230 2.28 1.41 $13.49 $28,060
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 640 0.79 0.49 $13.45 $27,980
New Haven, CT 460 1.75 1.08 $13.33 $27,730
Waterbury, CT 220 3.47 2.15 $13.15 $27,350
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,060 1.23 0.76 $12.97 $26,990
Eau Claire, WI 80 1.07 0.66 $12.85 $26,720

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 1,330 3.52 2.18 $8.27 $17,200
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 730 4.15 2.57 $10.16 $21,140
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 540 2.95 1.83 $9.14 $19,000
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 520 4.26 2.63 $10.07 $20,940
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 520 3.04 1.88 $10.13 $21,070

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)
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 480 4.33 2.68 $9.82 $20,430
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 520 4.26 2.63 $10.07 $20,940
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 730 4.15 2.57 $10.16 $21,140
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 130 3.84 2.38 $9.65 $20,060
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 170 3.54 2.19 $9.99 $20,770

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)
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.76 0.47 $13.98 $29,070
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 40 2.54 1.57 $13.39 $27,860
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 430 2.81 1.74 $12.84 $26,700
Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 50 1.85 1.14 $12.50 $26,000
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 0.85 0.53 $11.88 $24,710


About May 2010 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.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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