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Occupational Employment Statistics


35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

Serve food to individuals outside of a restaurant environment, such as in hotel rooms, hospital rooms, residential care facilities, or cars. Excludes "Door-to-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers" (41-9091) and "Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop" (35-3022).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northeast Minnesota 67062$16.35/hr$13.58/hr$14.23/hr$15.46/hr$18.69/hr$20.98/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services8,360$15.68/hr
Leisure and Hospitality590$14.25/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 200$15.46/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 200$16.45/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 230$15.16/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 250$16.40/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 320$14.63/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 340$16.31/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 490$16.32/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 550$15.24/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 570$15.72/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 670$15.46/hr6.5%
Southeast Balance of State 680$14.34/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 760$15.16/hr0.8%
Northwest Balance of State 770$15.55/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 850$14.43/hr3.9%
Northwest Minnesota 900$15.55/hr3.3%
Central Minnesota 1,130$15.72/hr4.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,700$16.03/hr6.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 5,330$15.87/hrN/A
Minnesota 9,010$15.55/hr5.3%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Animal Caretakers 3,940$15.32/hr23.9%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 7,860$18.99/hr7.5%
Cooks, Short Order 1,130$18.35/hr12.1%

  • Monitor food preparation or serving techniques to ensure that proper procedures are followed.
  • Carry food, silverware, or linen on trays or use carts to carry trays.
  • Stock service stations with items, such as ice, napkins, or straws.
  • Monitor food distribution, ensuring that meals are delivered to the correct recipients and that guidelines, such as those for special diets, are followed.
  • Remove trays and stack dishes for return to kitchen after meals are finished.
  • Take food orders and relay orders to kitchens or serving counters so they can be filled.
  • Prepare food items, such as sandwiches, salads, soups, or beverages.
  • Total checks, present them to customers, and accept payment for services.
  • Examine trays to ensure that they contain required items.
  • Place food servings on plates or trays according to orders or instructions.