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 1,350173$13.70/hr$10.81/hr$11.80/hr$13.55/hr$15.36/hr$17.56/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
InformationN/AN/A
Financial ActivitiesN/A$11.74/hr
Professional and Business Services40N/A
Education and Health Services9,290$13.19/hr
Leisure and Hospitality260$11.91/hr
Public Administration70$13.14/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 150$11.79/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 160$13.38/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 210$13.84/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 210$12.96/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 230$11.89/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 440$13.57/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 510$13.27/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 680$13.21/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 700$12.35/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 800$13.36/hr9.6%
Northwest Balance of State 850$13.63/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 850$12.88/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 1,040$12.70/hr3.9%
Central Minnesota 1,220$12.30/hr2.4%
Southwest Minnesota 1,330$12.67/hr-5.0%
Northwest Minnesota 1,350$13.55/hr2.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,900$13.29/hr10.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 5,590$13.15/hrN/A
Minnesota 9,950$13.05/hr5.9%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 17,120$13.60/hr8.0%
Food Preparation Workers 8,950$13.84/hr3.9%
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 4,750$11.71/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.