The salary statistics of food servers, nonrestaurant are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of food servers, nonrestaurant within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The food servers, nonrestaurant 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 servers, nonrestaurant. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) food servers, nonrestaurant is $33,430. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $21,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,320. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 93% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of food servers, nonrestaurant from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of food servers, nonrestaurant in 15 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 servers, nonrestaurant occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $33,640. The lowest paying sector is the information sector (annual salary $19,910).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only food servers, nonrestaurant 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 servers, nonrestaurant in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,950 to $29,690. The highest paying state for food servers, nonrestaurant is New York with a median annual salary of $29,690. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,950. For more salary information of food servers, nonrestaurant profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New York|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |