The salary statistics of food and beverage serving workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of food and beverage serving workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of food and beverage serving workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The food and beverage serving workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food and beverage serving workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) food and beverage serving workers is $31,250. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $19,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,980. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 84% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of food and beverage serving workers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of food and beverage serving workers in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for food and beverage serving workers occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $24,260. The lowest paying sector is the construction sector (annual salary $19,190).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
The average annual salary of food and beverage serving worker related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.
|Occupation||Median Annual Salary|
|Food Servers, Nonrestaurant|| |
|Waiters and Waitresses|| |
|Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop|| |
|Fast Food and Counter Workers|| |
|Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food|| |