Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 1,290195$13.49/hr$10.69/hr$11.60/hr$13.10/hr$15.04/hr$17.32/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services7,610$12.93/hr
Leisure and Hospitality310$11.13/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration50$12.80/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 150$13.14/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 160$14.62/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 180$12.92/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 200$11.62/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 230$12.15/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 440$12.77/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 550$12.63/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 570$12.31/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 590$12.85/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 600$12.18/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 700$13.06/hr9.6%
Northwest Balance of State 780$13.10/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 900$12.03/hr2.4%
Southeast Minnesota 950$12.49/hr3.9%
Southwest Minnesota 1,090$12.23/hr-5.0%
Northwest Minnesota 1,290$13.10/hr2.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,720$13.33/hr10.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 4,270$13.13/hrN/A
Minnesota 8,020$12.82/hr5.9%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 16,910$12.93/hr8.0%
Food Preparation Workers 8,670$12.98/hr3.9%
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 5,140$11.44/hr3.4%


  • Prepare food items, such as sandwiches, salads, soups, or beverages.
  • Stock service stations with items, such as ice, napkins, or straws.
  • Clean or sterilize dishes, kitchen utensils, equipment, or facilities.
  • Carry food, silverware, or linen on trays or use carts to carry trays.
  • Monitor food distribution, ensuring that meals are delivered to the correct recipients and that guidelines, such as those for special diets, are followed.
  • Monitor food distribution, ensuring that meals are delivered to the correct recipients and that guidelines, such as those for special diets, are followed.
  • Place food servings on plates or trays according to orders or instructions.
  • Monitor food preparation or serving techniques to ensure that proper procedures are followed.
  • Determine where patients or patrons would like to eat their meals and help them get situated.
  • Take food orders and relay orders to kitchens or serving counters so they can be filled.