Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other

All food preparation and serving related workers not listed separately.


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)
41,730 6.9 % $10.94 $22,750 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.06 $8.68 $9.50 $12.48 $16.19
Annual Wage (2) $16,760 $18,060 $19,750 $25,950 $33,670


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)
Full-Service Restaurants 11,850 0.26 $9.85 $20,490
Traveler Accommodation 5,630 0.33 $12.12 $25,210
Special Food Services 3,750 0.66 $10.74 $22,330
Limited-Service Eating Places 3,200 0.08 $9.19 $19,110
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,660 0.05 $12.85 $26,720

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vending Machine Operators 270 0.71 $11.40 $23,720
Special Food Services 3,750 0.66 $10.74 $22,330
Traveler Accommodation 5,630 0.33 $12.12 $25,210
Full-Service Restaurants 11,850 0.26 $9.85 $20,490
Gambling Industries 260 0.20 $10.27 $21,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Amusement Parks and Arcades 290 0.18 $15.87 $33,020
Department Stores 30 (7) $13.14 $27,340
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,660 0.05 $12.85 $26,720
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 560 0.02 $12.68 $26,380
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2,200 0.03 $12.62 $26,250


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)
California 5,110 0.36 1.12 $10.04 $20,870
Illinois 4,900 0.88 2.70 $10.52 $21,890
Florida 3,450 0.48 1.48 $12.89 $26,820
Nevada 2,660 2.39 7.36 $12.31 $25,610
Texas 2,480 0.24 0.74 $10.50 $21,840




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)
Nevada 2,660 2.39 7.36 $12.31 $25,610
Oregon 1,450 0.91 2.80 $12.30 $25,590
Tennessee 2,290 0.88 2.70 $8.94 $18,600
Illinois 4,900 0.88 2.70 $10.52 $21,890
Minnesota 2,110 0.81 2.50 $9.34 $19,420




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 600 0.07 0.22 $15.21 $31,630
District of Columbia 130 0.20 0.62 $14.86 $30,900
Pennsylvania 490 0.09 0.27 $14.25 $29,640
Hawaii 260 0.44 1.36 $13.13 $27,310
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $12.96 $26,950





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,180 1.17 3.59 $10.56 $21,970
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,410 2.99 9.20 $12.43 $25,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,670 0.44 1.34 $9.23 $19,200
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,520 0.89 2.73 $9.35 $19,450
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 990 1.02 3.12 $13.38 $27,830
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 800 0.32 0.97 $11.37 $23,640
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 730 1.07 3.30 $9.26 $19,260
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 690 0.71 2.17 $16.70 $34,740
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 660 0.13 0.40 $16.25 $33,810
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 570 0.50 1.52 $10.16 $21,140




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)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 450 3.38 10.39 $9.63 $20,020
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,410 2.99 9.20 $12.43 $25,860
Morristown, TN 80 1.73 5.33 $8.00 $16,640
Ann Arbor, MI 310 1.63 5.01 $10.69 $22,240
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 80 1.32 4.06 $11.15 $23,180
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,180 1.17 3.59 $10.56 $21,970
Salem, OR 160 1.15 3.54 $10.03 $20,850
Medford, OR 80 1.13 3.47 (8) (8)
Reno-Sparks, NV 210 1.10 3.37 $10.32 $21,460
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 730 1.07 3.30 $9.26 $19,260




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)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 690 0.71 2.17 $16.70 $34,740
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 660 0.13 0.40 $16.25 $33,810
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 260 0.52 1.61 $15.65 $32,540
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 50 0.03 0.09 $14.94 $31,070
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 170 0.09 0.29 $14.93 $31,050
Richmond, VA 80 0.14 0.43 $13.59 $28,270
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 470 0.49 1.50 $13.51 $28,110
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 530 0.48 1.48 $13.48 $28,040
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 990 1.02 3.12 $13.38 $27,830
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL (8) (8) (8) $13.27 $27,600

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)
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 150 1.11 3.42 $13.33 $27,720
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 130 0.88 2.71 $13.78 $28,660
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 90 1.30 4.00 $12.24 $25,460
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.76 2.33 $9.78 $20,340
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.19 0.58 $8.32 $17,310

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)
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 90 1.30 4.00 $12.24 $25,460
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 150 1.11 3.42 $13.33 $27,720
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 70 0.97 2.99 $9.69 $20,150
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 130 0.88 2.71 $13.78 $28,660
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.76 2.33 $9.78 $20,340

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 130 0.88 2.71 $13.78 $28,660
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 150 1.11 3.42 $13.33 $27,720
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 90 1.30 4.00 $12.24 $25,460
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.03 $25,020
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.48 1.48 $11.83 $24,610


About May 2011 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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