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 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$17,620|
|25th Percentile Wage||$19,280|
|50th Percentile Wage||$22,320|
|75th Percentile Wage||$26,370|
|90th Percentile Wage||$34,110|
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 $34,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $22,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,620. Notice 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 table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of food servers, nonrestaurant from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of food servers, nonrestaurant in 16 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 $33,390. The lowest paying sector is the information sector (annual salary $20,820).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|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 $17,970 to $30,590. The highest paying state for food servers, nonrestaurant is New York with a median annual salary of $30,590. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,970. 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|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |