Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food

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Total Workforce

415k

Average Age

31.7

Average Salary

$14,157

Average Male Salary

$13,451

Average Female Salary

$14,614

About

Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food are most often employed by the Restaurants & Food Services industry. The average yearly wage for Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food was $14,157 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food by wage are Food preparation workers, Miscellaneous food preparation & serving related workers, including dining room & cafeteria attendants & bartender helpers, and Cashiers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food are Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL, Yuma City PUMA, AZ, and South Miami City, Westchester & Coral Terrace PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food are South Miami City, Westchester & Coral Terrace PUMA, FL, Polk County (Northeast) PUMA, FL, and Yuma City PUMA, AZ.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food and on wages and locations for those in the field. Restaurants & Food Services is the industry that employs the most Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food, by average wage, is Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers. Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food are paid most in Kingsport City PUMA, TN but are relatively concentrated in South Miami City, Westchester & Coral Terrace PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$14,157

AVERAGE SALARY

± $665

In 2017, Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food earned an average of $14,157, $37,907 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Cashiers make somewhat more than Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food while Food preparation workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.406

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.406, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food (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 Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food.

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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 Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services, Grocery Stores, and Department stores & discount stores.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food, by average wage, are Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers, Gasoline stations, and Traveler accommodation.

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Industries by Share

415k

2017 Workforce

± 15,796

1.25%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 5.33%

The number of people employed as Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food has been growing at a rate of 1.25%, from 409,996 people in 2016 to 415,137 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food employed by various industries. Restaurants & Food Services employs the largest share of Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food at  57%, followed by Grocery Stores with 30.9% and Department stores & discount stores with 4.66%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food in the US. The average age of male Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food in the workforce is 27.3 and of female Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food is 34.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food is White.

Gender Composition

163k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 9,902

252k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 12,321

60.8% of Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

66.4% of Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.5% of Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food.

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Age by Gender

27.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.783

34.5

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.804

The median age of Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food is 31.7, and Male employees are generally 7.18 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food is Business but a relatively high number of Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food need many skills, but most especially Service Orientation, Coordination, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Coordination, and Learning Strategies.

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