Food servers, nonrestaurant

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
184k
Average Age
36
Estimated Job Growth
6.78%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$19,963
Average Male Salary
$22,482
Average Female Salary
$18,700

About

Food servers, nonrestaurant are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Food servers, nonrestaurant was $19,963 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Food servers, nonrestaurant by wage are Library assistants, clerical, Cooks, and Maids & housekeeping cleaners.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Food servers, nonrestaurant are Disney-International Drive Region PUMA, FL, Spring Valley & Summerlin South PUMA, NV, and Atlantic City & Ventnor City PUMA, NJ. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Food servers, nonrestaurant are Atlantic City & Ventnor City PUMA, NJ, Disney-International Drive Region PUMA, FL, and Philadelphia City (West) PUMA, PA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Food servers, nonrestaurant and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Food servers, nonrestaurant, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Food servers, nonrestaurant, by average wage, is Travel arrangements & reservation services. Food servers, nonrestaurant are paid most in Forest Acres City & Dentsville PUMA, SC but are relatively concentrated in Atlantic City & Ventnor City PUMA, NJ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$19,963
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,445

In 2020, Food servers, nonrestaurant earned an average of $19,963, $35,991 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Maids & housekeeping cleaners make somewhat more than Food servers, nonrestaurant while Library assistants, clerical make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Food servers, nonrestaurant as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.397
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Food servers, nonrestaurant had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.397, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Food servers, nonrestaurant (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Food servers, nonrestaurant.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Food servers, nonrestaurant.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Food servers, nonrestaurant, by average wage, are Travel arrangements & reservation services, Traveler accommodation, and Outpatient care centers.

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Industries by Share

184k
2020 Workforce
± 10,539
−1.75%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.19%

The number of people employed as Food servers, nonrestaurant has been declining at a rate of −1.75%, from 187,793 people in 2019 to 184,499 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Food servers, nonrestaurant employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Food servers, nonrestaurant at  21.3%, followed by Residential care facilities, except skilled nursing facilities with 13.7% and Traveler accommodation with 11.3%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Food servers, nonrestaurant in the US. The average age of male Food servers, nonrestaurant in the workforce is 32.1 and of female Food servers, nonrestaurant is 38, and the most common race/ethnicity for Food servers, nonrestaurant is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

61.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,094
123k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 8,602

66.6% of Food servers, nonrestaurant are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Food servers, nonrestaurant.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Food servers, nonrestaurant
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

48.4% of Food servers, nonrestaurant are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 20.2% of Food servers, nonrestaurant, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Food servers, nonrestaurant.

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Age by Sex

32.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.48
38
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.2

The median age of Food servers, nonrestaurant is 36, and Male employees are generally 5.92 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Food servers, nonrestaurant from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Food servers, nonrestaurant is Business but a relatively high number of Food servers, nonrestaurant hold a major in Interdisciplinary Studies.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Food servers, nonrestaurant from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Food servers, nonrestaurant need many skills, but most especially Social Perceptiveness, Coordination, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Food servers, nonrestaurant need more than the average amount of Quality Control Analysis, Troubleshooting, and Technology Design.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Food Servers, Nonrestaurant are expected to see a growth of 6.78% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

6.78%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Food Servers, Nonrestaurant. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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