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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
Southeast Minnesota 1,13093$15.91/hr$12.55/hr$12.84/hr$15.48/hr$17.55/hr$19.87/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/A$13.52/hr
Financial Activities20$13.93/hr
Professional and Business Services30$15.85/hr
Education and Health Services9,150$15.62/hr
Leisure and Hospitality250$19.55/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration120$15.07/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 200$14.69/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 210$15.88/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 240$16.02/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 240$15.18/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 360$16.72/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 430$15.72/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 580$15.88/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 600$15.34/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 620$15.11/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 750$15.37/hr6.5%
Southeast Balance of State 760$15.17/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 860$15.07/hr0.8%
Northwest Balance of State 960$15.34/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,110$15.31/hr3.3%
Southeast Minnesota 1,130$15.48/hr3.9%
Central Minnesota 1,170$15.82/hr4.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,630$15.98/hr6.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 5,310$15.97/hrN/A
Minnesota 9,650$15.63/hr5.3%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Animal Caretakers 3,850$15.52/hr23.9%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 8,000$19.08/hr7.5%
Cooks, Short Order 1,940$16.67/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.