Highest Paying Industries for Food and Beverage Serving Workers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Rail Transportation19.640760
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned15.3331890
Federal Executive Branch15.2531720
Federal government, including the US Postal Service15.2531720
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation14.9431070
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities14.5830330
Legal Services14.4229990
Water Transportation14.3429830
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned13.3827840
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)13.1327300
Other General Merchandise Stores13.0427120
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals12.8926820
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned12.7226460
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing12.6226250
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing12.5526100
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned12.5426090
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers12.5126020
Hospitals, State government owned12.4825970
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land12.4825950
Federal, State, and Local Government12.3825750
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service12.3825750
Hospitals, Local government owned12.3525690
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned12.3525690
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)12.3325650
Air Transportation12.2825550
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services12.1425250
Traveler Accommodation12.1425240
Accommodation12.1125200
State government, including schools and hospitals12.125170
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers12.0925140
Other Personal Services12.0925140
Scheduled Air Transportation12.0625090
Transportation and Warehousing12.0525070
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists12.0425040
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned12.0224990
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)12.0124980
Offices of Other Health Practitioners1224960
Finance and Insurance11.9524850
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned11.8924730
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)11.8524650
Scientific Research and Development Services11.8424630
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences11.8424630
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)11.8324610
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)11.8224590
Casino Hotels11.7924520
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned11.7624450
Junior colleges, State government owned11.7424420
Hospitals, Privately owned11.7424420
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned11.7324400
General Merchandise Stores11.6824300
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services11.6424220
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation11.5824100
Specialty hospitals, State government owned11.5624050
Educational Services, State government owned11.5624040
Personal and Laundry Services11.5123950
Insurance Carriers11.523910
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities11.4923890
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water11.3723650
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned11.3523610
Construction of Buildings11.2823450
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing11.2623430
Beverage Manufacturing11.2623430
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)11.223310
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)11.1823250
Furniture Stores11.1623220
Offices of Physicians11.1623220
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services11.1623210
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction11.1523190
Land Subdivision11.1523190
Personal Care Services11.1523190
Facilities Support Services11.1423170
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities11.123090
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service11.0823050
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers11.0623000
Educational Services, Privately owned1122870
Mining10.9622800
Junior colleges, Local government owned10.9622800
Depository Credit Intermediation10.9422760
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned10.9422760
Publishing Industries (except Internet)10.9422750
Oil and Gas Extraction10.9322730
Investigation and Security Services10.9322730
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services10.9322730
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers10.922680
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services10.8722600
Administrative and Support Services10.8722600
Employment Services10.8622590
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals10.8622590
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)10.8422540
Local government, including schools and hospitals10.8422540
Animal Slaughtering and Processing10.8222500
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)10.7922450
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned10.822450
Educational Services, Local government owned10.7922430
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned10.7822430
Ambulatory Health Care Services10.7822420
Grocery Stores10.7622390
Special Food Services10.7522360
Outpatient Care Centers10.6722200
Food and Beverage Stores10.6322110
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services10.5922020
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services10.5421920
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)10.5221880
Vocational Rehabilitation Services10.5221880
Retail Trade10.5121850
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations10.5121850
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions10.4821790
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers10.4621760
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores10.4321700
Other Support Services10.4121650
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities10.421630
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers10.3821600
Management of Companies and Enterprises10.3821580
Full-Service Restaurants10.3321480
Performing Arts Companies10.3121440
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations10.321430
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries10.2921400
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters10.2321290
Manufacturing10.2121240
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries10.1721160
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)10.1721150
Vending Machine Operators10.1621140
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation10.1621140
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing10.1421090
Social Assistance10.1421080
Other Food Manufacturing10.1221050
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods10.1221050
Other Residential Care Facilities10.1221050
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities10.1121030
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events10.0920990
Gambling Industries10.0820970
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services10.0720950
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers10.0620930
Nonstore Retailers10.0620930
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores10.0520910
Activities Related to Real Estate10.0520910
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)10.0520910
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging10.0520900
Religious Organizations10.0520900
Rooming and Boarding Houses10.0420890
Grantmaking and Giving Services10.0420880
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers10.0320860
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers10.0120820
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries10.0120820
Home Health Care Services1020790
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers9.9920770
Repair and Maintenance9.9820760
Miscellaneous Store Retailers9.9720740
Individual and Family Services9.9720740
Social Advocacy Organizations9.9720730
Lessors of Real Estate9.9620720
Real Estate9.9520700
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities9.9520700
Miscellaneous Manufacturing9.9220640
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing9.9220640
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing9.9220630
Department Stores9.920600
Specialty Food Stores9.920590
All industries9.8520480
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities9.8320450
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)9.8320450
Food Manufacturing9.8220430
Used Merchandise Stores9.8220430
All industries, private ownership only9.820390
Dairy Product Manufacturing9.7820350
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing9.7920350
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations9.7720330
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores9.7720320
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly9.7620300
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores9.7620290
Sporting Goods Stores9.7420270
Civic and Social Organizations9.7420260
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers9.7320240
Accommodation and Food Services9.7320240
Construction9.7220220
Child Day Care Services9.7220220
Wholesale Trade9.720180
Support Activities for Air Transportation9.6920160
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps9.6920150
Automotive Repair and Maintenance9.6920150
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities9.6820140
Home Furnishings Stores9.6820130
Food Services and Drinking Places9.6320030
Support Activities for Transportation9.6220020
Death Care Services9.6220010
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing9.6119990
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods9.6119980
Spectator Sports9.5619890
Restaurants and Other Eating Places9.5519870
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers9.5519860
Educational Support Services, Privately owned9.5319830
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance9.5219810
Health and Personal Care Stores9.5219790
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation9.4719710
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation9.4619680
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores9.4619670
Computer Systems Design and Related Services9.4419630
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers9.4119570
Amusement Parks and Arcades9.4119560
Direct Selling Establishments9.3819510
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)9.3119360
Book Stores and News Dealers9.2819300
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers9.2819290
Electronics and Appliance Stores9.2619270
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers9.2119150
Gasoline Stations9.2119150
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing9.219140
Automobile Dealers9.1619050
Pharmacies and Drug Stores9.1419000
Information9.1218960
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores9.1118950
Clothing Stores9.1118950
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries9.1118940
Motion Picture and Video Industries9.1118940
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition9.0718860
Other Information Services9.0518830
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers9.0118740
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers8.9118520
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores8.8618420
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers8.7618230
Rental and Leasing Services8.7218140
Florists8.6518000
Building Material and Supplies Dealers8.4617610
Specialty Trade Contractors8.4217520
Building Equipment Contractors8.4217500
Consumer Goods Rental8.2717200

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