Food preparation and serving related occupations


Food preparation and serving related occupations –Food preparation and serving related occupations had total employment of 13.4 million, representing 9.2 percent of U.S. employment, and an annual mean wage of $25,580. This was the third-largest occupational group (after office and administrative support occupations and sales and related occupations), as well as the lowest paying. (See table 1.) –The largest food preparation and serving related occupations were combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food (3.7 million); waiters and waitresses (2.6 million); and restaurant cooks (1.3 million). (See table 1.) –Chefs and head cooks ($52,160) was the highest paying food preparation and serving related occupation. Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food ($22,140) and fast food cooks ($22,650) were the lowest paying occupations in this group. (See table 1.) –Metropolitan areas with the highest concentrations of food preparation and serving related occupations included Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, Hawaii (18.8 percent); Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, S.C.-N.C. (18.1 percent); and Ocean City, N.J. (17.9 percent). –The highest paying areas for food preparation and serving related occupations included Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, Hawaii ($43,070); Urban Honolulu, Hawaii ($35,610); and Napa, Calif. ($33,800).


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Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) occupations


Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) occupations –There were nearly 9.1 million STEM jobs representing 6.3 percent of total U.S. employment. –Seven of the 10 largest STEM occupations were related to computers and included applications software developers (903,160) and computer user support specialists (630,700). (See table 1.) –Areas with the highest employment shares of STEM occupations were California-Lexington Park, Md. (27.4 percent), and San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif. (21.0 percent). –STEM occupations had an annual mean wage of $93,070, compared with $49,170 for non-STEM occupations. Ninety-three of the 99 STEM occupations had mean wages significantly above the all-occupations average of $51,960. (See table 1.) –The highest paying STEM occupations were petroleum engineers ($156,370) and the three STEM-related management occupations. (See table 1.) –The lowest paying STEM occupations were forest and conservation technicians ($40,110) and agricultural and food science technicians ($44,170). (See table 1.) Occupations included in the STEM definition used for this news release are available at www.bls.gov/oes/stem_list_2018.xlsx. Additional STEM charts are available at www.bls.gov/oes/current/overview_2018.htm.


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Largest occupations


Largest occupations –The largest occupations overall were retail salespersons (4.4 million); combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food (3.7 million); and cashiers (3.6 million). (See table 1.) –Eight of the 10 largest occupations had below-average wages. Retail salespersons ($28,310), combined food preparation and serving workers ($22,140), and cashiers ($23,240) had annual mean wages significantly below the all-occupations average of $51,960. (See table 1.) –Registered nurses ($75,510) and general and operations managers ($123,880) were the largest occupations with above-average wages. (See table 1.)


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Transportation and material moving occupations represent 7.1% of employment in May 2018

This post was originally published on this siteTransportation and material moving occupations had employment of 10.2 million and an annual mean wage of $38,290 in May 2018. Laborers and hand freight, stock, and material movers (2.9 million) was the largest transportation and material moving occupation. Please follow and like us:

Employment in production occupations is 9 million in May 2017, 6.3% of all employment

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Construction and extraction occupations represent 4% of employment in May 2016

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Healthcare occupations represent 9% of employment in May 2015

This post was originally published on this siteHealthcare occupations had employment of 12 million in May 2015, representing nearly 9 percent of total national employment. Registered nurses (2.7 million), nursing assistants (1.4 million), and home health aides (820,630) were the largest healthcare occupations. Please follow and like us:

Registered nurses is largest occupation with an above-average wage ($69,790) in May 2014

This post was originally published on this siteRetail salespersons (4.6 million) and cashiers (3.4 million) were the occupations with the largest employment in May 2014. Of the 10 largest occupations, only registered nurses had an annual mean wage ($69,790) above the U.S. average of $47,230. Please follow and like us:

Retail salespersons and cashiers are the largest occupations in the U.S.

This post was originally published on this siteRetail salespersons and cashiers were the occupations with the largest employment in May 2013. The 10 largest occupations accounted for 21 percent of total employment. The U.S.-all occupations mean wage in May 2013 was $22.33 per hour or $46,440 annually. Please follow and like us:

Computer network support specialists is the largest newly defined occupation at 167,980

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Retail salespersons and cashiers were the occupations with the highest employment in 2011

This post was originally published on this site2011 employment levels in retail salespersons (4.3 million) and cashiers (3.3 million) occupations combined for nearly 6 percent of total U.S. employment. The highest paying occupational groups were management, legal, computer and mathematical, and architecture and engineering occupations. Please follow and like us: