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Highest Paying Industries for Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

The top 100 highest paying industries for combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $48,390, rail transportation is the highest paying industry for combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food. It is followed by elementary and secondary schools - state government owned industry (average annual salary $34,210). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Rail Transportation
$48,390
170
2 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$34,210
410
3 Federal government, including USPS
$31,340
8,050
4 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$31,340
8,050
5 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$29,250
440
6 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$27,270
18,400
7 Federal, State, and Local Government
$27,270
18,400
8 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$26,640
1,150
9 Hospitals - State government owned
$26,580
1,830
10 Junior colleges - State government owned
$26,370
320
11 Legal Services
$25,860
40
12 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$25,770
3,440
13 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$25,490
1,380
14 Insurance Carriers
$24,970
100
15 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$24,030
610
16 Other General Merchandise Stores
$24,020
12,980
17 Other Schools and Instruction
$23,980
610
18 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$23,940
100
19 Finance and Insurance
$23,900
120
20 State government, including schools and hospitals
$23,870
12,330
21 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$23,860
270
22 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$23,610
6,910
23 Air Transportation
$23,500
50
24 Scheduled Air Transportation
$23,370
40
25 Furniture Stores
$23,040
540
26 Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$22,640
1,270
27 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$22,530
13,450
28 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$22,480
630
29 Offices of Physicians
$22,470
350
30 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$22,440
520
31 Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$22,390
30
32 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$22,320
11,550
33 Hospitals - Privately owned
$22,220
10,370
34 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$22,210
9,860
35 Outpatient Care Centers
$22,200
250
36 Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$22,150
n/a
37 Water Transportation
$21,980
70
38 Educational Services - State government owned
$21,940
7,060
39 Oil and Gas Extraction
$21,730
40
40 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$21,630
910
41 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$21,490
1,250
42 Hospitals - Local government owned
$21,490
1,250
43 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$21,480
169,500
44 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$21,480
330
45 Sporting Goods Stores
$21,270
330
46 Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$21,270
340
47 Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$21,260
120
48 Social Advocacy Organizations
$21,140
80
49 Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$21,060
70
50 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$21,010
149,120
51 Personal and Laundry Services
$20,950
310
52 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$20,930
6,330
53 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$20,910
138,630
54 Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$20,910
1,090
55 Educational Services - Local government owned
$20,900
139,330
56 Educational Services
$20,900
155,270
57 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$20,890
143,730
58 Grocery Stores
$20,870
119,640
59 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$20,850
9,860
60 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$20,820
230
61 Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$20,780
n/a
62 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$20,740
330
63 Mining
$20,720
60
64 Technical and Trade Schools
$20,660
130
65 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$20,590
3,450
66 Transportation and Warehousing
$20,570
720
67 Religious Organizations
$20,540
200
68 Facilities Support Services
$20,500
920
69 Food and Beverage Stores
$20,490
137,970
70 Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
$20,480
590
71 Health Care and Social Assistance
$20,430
46,600
72 General Merchandise Stores
$20,380
30,290
73 Educational Services - Privately owned
$20,320
8,880
74 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$20,260
110
75 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$20,200
250
76 Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$20,100
160
77 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$20,080
780
78 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$20,060
800
79 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$19,940
17,030
80 Lessors of Real Estate
$19,880
1,480
81 Retail Trade
$19,760
210,200
82 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$19,710
4,690
83 Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$19,700
60
84 Health and Personal Care Stores
$19,670
1,210
85 Gambling Industries
$19,590
1,820
86 Rooming and Boarding Houses
$19,580
140
87 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$19,570
27,360
88 Other Residential Care Facilities
$19,530
240
89 Beverage Manufacturing
$19,500
330
90 Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$19,500
330
91 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$19,470
460
92 Real Estate
$19,470
2,040
93 Activities Related to Real Estate
$19,440
260
94 Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$19,420
1,050
95 Social Assistance
$19,400
5,150
96 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$19,400
2,230
97 Traveler Accommodation
$19,380
15,370
98 Casino Hotels
$19,370
1,520
99 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$19,370
100
100 Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$19,370
610
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