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Other Food Preparation and Serving Related Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of other food preparation and serving related workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of other food preparation and serving related workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of other food preparation and serving related workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The other food preparation and serving related 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 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,200
25th Percentile Wage
$18,500
50th Percentile Wage
$20,310
75th Percentile Wage
$23,500
90th Percentile Wage
$28,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other food preparation and serving related workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) other food preparation and serving related workers is $28,530. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $20,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,200. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 65% 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 other food preparation and serving related workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201620,3105.02%8.76%
201519,2902.64%-
201418,7800.69%-
201318,6500.64%-
201218,530--

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

The average salaries of other food preparation and serving related workers 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 other food preparation and serving related workers occupations is the transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $22,990. The lowest paying sector is the information sector (annual salary $19,220).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$22,990
Finance and Insurance
$22,190
Wholesale Trade
$22,030
Health Care and Social Assistance
$21,290
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$20,970
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$20,960
Federal, State, and Local Government
$20,860
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$20,810
Educational Services
$20,720
Retail Trade
$20,670
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$20,490
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$20,460
Manufacturing
$20,440
Accommodation and Food Services
$20,240
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$19,740
Information
$19,220

Table 3. Salaries of Other Food Preparation and Serving Related Worker Related Occupations

The average annual salary of other food preparation and serving related 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 Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other
$21,090
Dishwashers
$20,800
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
$20,200
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
$19,980


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