Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
52,470 4.6 % $11.09 $23,060 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.16 $8.87 $9.80 $12.43 $16.52
Annual Wage (2) $16,970 $18,440 $20,380 $25,860 $34,370


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)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 27,480 0.28 $9.90 $20,590
Traveler Accommodation 4,960 0.26 $12.40 $25,790
Special Food Services 3,780 0.57 $12.34 $25,670
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,770 0.03 $14.29 $29,720
Employment Services 1,480 0.04 $11.04 $22,970

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 290 0.76 $10.91 $22,680
Special Food Services 3,780 0.57 $12.34 $25,670
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 27,480 0.28 $9.90 $20,590
Amusement Parks and Arcades 530 0.28 $13.26 $27,590
Traveler Accommodation 4,960 0.26 $12.40 $25,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 80 0.04 $17.71 $36,830
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 320 0.13 $16.21 $33,720
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 540 0.24 $15.55 $32,340
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,030 0.01 $14.70 $30,580
Gasoline Stations 350 0.04 $14.51 $30,180


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 8,560 0.55 1.45 $12.34 $25,660
Texas 5,460 0.47 1.24 $9.80 $20,380
Florida 3,670 0.46 1.22 $13.14 $27,330
Nevada 2,400 1.95 5.12 $12.97 $26,980
New Jersey 2,320 0.59 1.56 $11.36 $23,620




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 2,400 1.95 5.12 $12.97 $26,980
Louisiana 1,520 0.78 2.06 $8.46 $17,590
Oregon 1,280 0.74 1.94 $12.28 $25,540
Tennessee 1,890 0.67 1.77 $10.27 $21,350
New Jersey 2,320 0.59 1.56 $11.36 $23,620




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 760 0.22 0.59 $16.66 $34,660
Florida 3,670 0.46 1.22 $13.14 $27,330
Alaska 90 0.28 0.73 $13.05 $27,150
Nevada 2,400 1.95 5.12 $12.97 $26,980
California 8,560 0.55 1.45 $12.34 $25,660





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)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,100 2.32 6.10 $13.43 $27,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,910 0.47 1.23 $12.61 $26,220
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,830 0.62 1.64 $10.47 $21,780
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,770 0.27 0.72 $11.61 $24,150
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,400 0.39 1.03 $13.17 $27,390
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.99 2.59 $10.35 $21,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 990 0.52 1.38 $12.43 $25,860
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 870 0.46 1.21 $10.37 $21,570
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 850 0.62 1.63 $10.16 $21,130
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 850 0.56 1.46 $10.90 $22,660




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)
Napa, CA 310 4.49 11.79 $14.88 $30,950
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 2,100 2.32 6.10 $13.43 $27,930
Grants Pass, OR 50 2.01 5.29 $12.91 $26,850
Medford, OR 150 1.82 4.78 $12.02 $24,990
California-Lexington Park, MD 70 1.53 4.02 $12.55 $26,110
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 190 1.48 3.88 $10.95 $22,770
Reno, NV 240 1.17 3.08 $9.18 $19,090
Salisbury, MD-DE 170 1.14 3.00 $9.94 $20,680
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 610 1.09 2.85 $8.24 $17,130
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.99 2.59 $10.35 $21,520




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 450 0.25 0.67 $19.64 $40,850
Santa Rosa, CA 140 0.77 2.01 $15.81 $32,870
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 70 0.71 1.87 $15.12 $31,460
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.89 $30,980
Napa, CA 310 4.49 11.79 $14.88 $30,950
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 270 0.23 0.59 $14.83 $30,850
Visalia-Porterville, CA 110 0.79 2.08 $14.76 $30,710
New Haven, CT 40 0.15 0.39 $14.42 $29,980
Port St. Lucie, FL 50 0.36 0.95 $14.22 $29,580
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 130 0.10 0.26 $14.15 $29,420

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.69 1.82 $10.49 $21,820
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.41 1.08 $9.62 $20,010
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.77 2.01 $14.78 $30,750
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.78 2.06 $10.10 $21,000
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 0.67 $15.50 $32,240

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)
Far East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 1.58 4.16 $8.93 $18,570
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.88 2.31 $9.20 $19,130
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.78 2.06 $10.10 $21,000
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.77 2.01 $14.78 $30,750
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.69 1.82 $10.49 $21,820

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 0.67 $15.50 $32,240
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.77 2.01 $14.78 $30,750
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.87 $26,760
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.21 $25,390
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 0.51 $11.85 $24,640


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016