Highest Paying Industries for Fast Food and Counter Workers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Rail Transportation20.9543570
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation16.2933870
Water Transportation15.8432950
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned15.3331890
Federal Executive Branch15.2431700
Federal government, including the US Postal Service15.2431700
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned13.8828870
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals13.2427540
Transportation and Warehousing13.2327530
Other General Merchandise Stores13.1227300
Federal, State, and Local Government12.9226870
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service12.9226870
Legal Services12.926830
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned12.8226670
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing12.826620
Hospitals, State government owned12.7926600
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned12.7426510
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing12.7126440
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land12.5426080
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)12.3725740
Air Transportation12.2825550
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned12.1525280
State government, including schools and hospitals12.1525270
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)12.1425260
Scheduled Air Transportation12.0625090
Junior colleges, State government owned1224960
Casino Hotels11.9224790
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)11.924740
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation11.7324400
General Merchandise Stores11.7124350
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water11.6124140
Educational Services, State government owned11.5223970
Other Personal Services11.5223970
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)11.4323770
Facilities Support Services11.4123730
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)11.3223550
Hospitals, Privately owned11.3223540
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned11.2923490
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned11.2923480
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)11.2823470
Insurance Carriers11.2723440
Furniture Stores11.2623420
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)11.2423380
Offices of Physicians11.1723240
Traveler Accommodation11.1523180
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned11.1223130
Accommodation11.123080
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service11.0723020
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals11.0723020
Educational Services, Privately owned11.0222930
Junior colleges, Local government owned11.0222920
Rooming and Boarding Houses11.0222920
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)11.0122900
Animal Slaughtering and Processing1122880
Mining10.9622800
Oil and Gas Extraction10.9322730
Investigation and Security Services10.9322730
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services10.9322730
Social Advocacy Organizations10.9122690
Finance and Insurance10.922670
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging10.8622600
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned10.8622580
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)10.8422540
Ambulatory Health Care Services10.8422540
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)10.7922450
Local government, including schools and hospitals10.7922450
Educational Services, Local government owned10.7922440
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities10.7922430
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned10.7822430
Grocery Stores10.7722410
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned10.7722400
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services10.7722390
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services10.7522360
Hospitals, Local government owned10.722250
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned10.722250
Specialty hospitals, State government owned10.6822210
Food and Beverage Stores10.6422140
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers10.6422120
Scientific Research and Development Services10.6322120
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences10.6322120
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities10.6122070
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)10.5721990
Personal and Laundry Services10.5721990
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned10.5621970
Retail Trade10.5521940
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)10.5521940
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores10.5421920
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods10.5221890
Vocational Rehabilitation Services10.4321690
Outpatient Care Centers10.4121660
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers10.421640
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)10.3721580
Religious Organizations10.3521530
Sporting Goods Stores10.3421510
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores10.3421500
Construction10.2821380
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers10.2521320
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities10.2221270
Computer Systems Design and Related Services10.2221250
Activities Related to Real Estate10.1921200
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services10.1721150
Vending Machine Operators10.1721140
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities10.1621140
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing10.1421090
Social Assistance10.1321080
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores10.0820970
Other Residential Care Facilities10.0820960
Personal Care Services10.0420890
Nonstore Retailers10.0420880
Publishing Industries (except Internet)1020800
Special Food Services9.9920770
Management of Companies and Enterprises9.9720740
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities9.9520710
Performing Arts Companies9.9620710
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing9.9520700
Beverage Manufacturing9.9520700
Used Merchandise Stores9.9420670
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers9.9320660
Miscellaneous Manufacturing9.9220640
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing9.9220640
Health and Personal Care Stores9.9120610
Individual and Family Services9.9120610
Specialty Food Stores9.920600
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions9.920590
Educational Support Services, Privately owned9.8920560
Department Stores9.8820550
Miscellaneous Store Retailers9.8620510
Gambling Industries9.8620500
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly9.8220420
Repair and Maintenance9.8220420
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters9.8120400
Support Activities for Air Transportation9.820390
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores9.7920360
Dairy Product Manufacturing9.7820350
Home Furnishings Stores9.7820340
Manufacturing9.7620300
Other Food Manufacturing9.7620300
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services9.7620300
Administrative and Support Services9.7620300
Food Manufacturing9.7420250
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services9.7320240
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers9.7220210
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing9.7120190
Support Activities for Transportation9.6920160
Automotive Repair and Maintenance9.6920150
Pharmacies and Drug Stores9.6620100
Real Estate9.6620090
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing9.6520070
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities9.6520070
Lessors of Real Estate9.6420060
Child Day Care Services9.6220010
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing9.6120000
Wholesale Trade9.6119990
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)9.619960
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)9.5819930
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers9.5319820
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance9.5219810
Grantmaking and Giving Services9.4919740
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores9.4919730
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation9.4719710
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation9.4719710
Employment Services9.4719700
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations9.4419640
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods9.4419630
Drycleaning and Laundry Services9.4119570
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps9.419550
Civic and Social Organizations9.3519440
Amusement Parks and Arcades9.3419430
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries9.3319400
Direct Selling Establishments9.3119360
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)9.3119360
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation9.3119360
Book Stores and News Dealers9.319340
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events9.2919320
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers9.2819300
Electronics and Appliance Stores9.2819300
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries9.2819290
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers9.2619250
All industries9.2319210
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers9.2319200
Gasoline Stations9.2219170
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers9.2119150
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing9.219140
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries9.1619060
Automobile Dealers9.1619040
Spectator Sports9.1519040
Full-Service Restaurants9.1519030
All industries, private ownership only9.1318990
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers9.0918910
Information9.0618850
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries9.0618850
Motion Picture and Video Industries9.0618850
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition9.0218770
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers9.0118730
Accommodation and Food Services8.9718650
Food Services and Drinking Places8.9518610
Restaurants and Other Eating Places8.8918480
Rental and Leasing Services8.7818260
Florists8.718090
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations8.6918080
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers8.5817850
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores8.5817840
Consumer Goods Rental8.317260

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