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Food Preparation and Serving Related Worker, All Other Salary Information

The salary statistics of food preparation and serving related workers, all other are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of food preparation and serving related workers, all other within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The food preparation and serving related workers, all other 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 [1].

Table 1. Food Preparation and Serving Related Worker, All Other Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,190
25th Percentile Wage
$18,740
50th Percentile Wage
$21,090
75th Percentile Wage
$24,970
90th Percentile Wage
$33,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food preparation and serving related workers, all other. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) food preparation and serving related workers, all other is $33,450. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $21,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,190. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 94% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of food preparation and serving related workers, all other from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201621,0903.37%3.75%
201520,380-0.64%-
201420,510-0.83%-
201320,6801.84%-
201220,300--

Table 2. Food Preparation and Serving Related Worker, All Other Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of food preparation and serving related workers, all other in 14 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 preparation and serving related workers, all other occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $27,720. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $19,920).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$27,720
Retail Trade
$25,520
Transportation and Warehousing
$25,440
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$23,850
Health Care and Social Assistance
$23,510
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$23,420
Manufacturing
$22,900
Educational Services
$22,840
Wholesale Trade
$22,410
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$22,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$20,980
Accommodation and Food Services
$20,810
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$20,230
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$19,920

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other by States

From the above tables we note that not only food preparation and serving related workers, all other salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of food preparation and serving related workers, all other in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,860 to $37,040. The highest paying state for food preparation and serving related workers, all other is Massachusetts with a median annual salary of $37,040. The lowest paying state is Georgia with a median annual salary of $17,860. For more salary information of food preparation and serving related workers, all other profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Massachusetts
$37,040
Nevada
$27,830
Alaska
$26,940
Nebraska
$24,580
Minnesota
$24,380
Maryland
$23,500
Oregon
$23,400
New Jersey
$23,310
California
$23,310
Hawaii
$22,780
Vermont
$22,780
District of Columbia
$22,420
Washington
$22,320
Rhode Island
$22,150
Florida
$21,710
Illinois
$21,230
New Mexico
$21,150
New Hampshire
$21,070
Arizona
$20,750
West Virginia
$20,640
Missouri
$20,330
New York
$20,250
Pennsylvania
$20,110
Oklahoma
$19,930
Tennessee
$19,680
Montana
$19,660
Wisconsin
$19,600
Ohio
$19,590
Texas
$19,530
Kentucky
$19,520
Michigan
$19,490
Iowa
$19,480
Colorado
$19,120
Delaware
$19,100
Virginia
$18,830
Alabama
$18,820
Indiana
$18,690
North Carolina
$18,490
Puerto Rico
$18,440
Kansas
$18,210
Arkansas
$18,100
Louisiana
$18,060
Georgia
$17,860


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