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).


https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/ocwage_03292019.htm
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