National » Food Preparation and Serving Related » Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

Food Servers, Nonrestaurant Salary Information

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 [1].

Table 1. Food Servers, Nonrestaurant Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of food servers, nonrestaurant from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$22,320
4.84% 12.01%
2016
$21,240
3.86% -
2015
$20,420
2.55% -
2014
$19,900
-0.10% -
2013
$19,920
1.41% -
2012
$19,640
- -

Table 2. Food Servers, Nonrestaurant Salary by Industry Sector

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
$33,390
Finance and Insurance
$27,820
Transportation and Warehousing
$27,480
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$27,320
Educational Services
$24,750
Manufacturing
$24,320
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$23,870
Federal, State, and Local Government
$23,000
Health Care and Social Assistance
$22,880
Wholesale Trade
$22,860
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$22,440
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$21,890
Retail Trade
$21,490
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$21,180
Accommodation and Food Services
$20,820
Information
$20,820

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Food Servers, Nonrestaurant by States

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
$30,590
Hawaii
$27,670
District of Columbia
$27,580
Connecticut
$26,430
North Dakota
$25,840
Vermont
$25,280
Nevada
$25,240
California
$25,150
Massachusetts
$24,700
Washington
$24,550
Minnesota
$24,520
South Dakota
$24,400
Oregon
$24,280
Alaska
$23,930
New Jersey
$23,450
Idaho
$23,130
Colorado
$22,800
Michigan
$22,780
Rhode Island
$22,750
Nebraska
$22,340
Montana
$22,090
Indiana
$21,980
Pennsylvania
$21,850
Illinois
$21,790
Maryland
$21,790
New Hampshire
$21,740
Maine
$21,630
Iowa
$21,570
Delaware
$21,440
Kentucky
$21,160
Wisconsin
$20,910
Arizona
$20,820
Utah
$20,460
Wyoming
$20,420
Virginia
$20,350
Ohio
$20,230
Alabama
$20,110
Tennessee
$19,940
South Carolina
$19,870
Florida
$19,840
Virgin Islands
$19,710
Missouri
$19,640
Georgia
$19,440
West Virginia
$19,220
Texas
$19,170
North Carolina
$19,170
Arkansas
$19,120
New Mexico
$19,090
Kansas
$19,040
Guam
$19,030
Oklahoma
$18,960
Louisiana
$18,690
Mississippi
$18,390
Puerto Rico
$17,970



Related:

💰 Highest paying states for food servers, nonrestaurant

💰 Highest paying cities for food servers, nonrestaurant

💰 Highest paying industries for food servers, nonrestaurant.