Highest Paying Industries for Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing21.9545650
Support Activities for Transportation20.0841770
Rail Transportation19.7641100
Federal Executive Branch18.7338950
Federal government, including the US Postal Service18.7338950
Utilities18.1537740
Nonresidential Building Construction17.8237070
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers17.2835950
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation17.2635890
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities16.9535260
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities16.6734670
Water Transportation16.634520
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned16.4334180
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers16.3433990
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing16.2633820
Business Support Services16.1933680
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals16.0133310
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services15.9233120
Inland Water Transportation15.9133100
Legal Services15.7532750
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing15.6832610
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned15.5432330
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction15.3631940
Chemical Manufacturing15.3531940
Management of Companies and Enterprises15.1831580
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers15.0831370
Engineering Services14.9231020
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services14.8630910
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned14.8630910
Scientific Research and Development Services14.830770
Telecommunications14.7430660
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences14.6530480
Support Activities for Mining14.6430460
Finance and Insurance14.6430460
Machinery Manufacturing14.5130190
Transportation and Warehousing14.3829910
State government, including schools and hospitals14.329730
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers14.2329590
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing14.1529440
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing14.1429410
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities14.1329390
Other Information Services14.129320
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)14.0829280
Federal, State, and Local Government14.0629250
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service14.0629250
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing14.0529230
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned14.0629230
Specialty hospitals, State government owned13.9929100
Hospitals, State government owned13.9629030
Depository Credit Intermediation13.9328970
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned13.8928890
Insurance Carriers13.828710
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers13.7728640
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services13.7428580
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned13.7228540
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services13.6828460
Construction of Buildings13.6828440
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)13.6228330
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting13.628300
Television Broadcasting13.5828250
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned13.5528180
Air Transportation13.5328140
Radio and Television Broadcasting13.528080
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)13.4527970
Scheduled Air Transportation13.427880
Mining13.3927850
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities13.3927850
Casino Hotels13.3327730
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land13.3327720
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned13.327670
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)13.2827630
Publishing Industries (except Internet)13.2827620
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services13.2327530
Educational Services, State government owned13.1527360
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services13.127250
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)13.0927230
Computer Systems Design and Related Services13.0527140
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers13.0327090
Traveler Accommodation12.9426920
Other General Merchandise Stores12.9226880
Accommodation12.9126860
Investigation and Security Services12.926840
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services12.926840
Hospitals, Privately owned12.8826790
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned12.8726770
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)12.8626750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned12.8526730
Furniture Stores12.8126650
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry12.8126640
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)12.7926600
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned12.7926600
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services12.7426490
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)12.726410
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction12.6726360
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers12.6326260
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)12.6226260
Educational Services, Privately owned12.626210
Junior colleges, Privately owned12.5126020
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers12.4325860
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation12.4125820
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities12.3225630
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing12.3125600
Offices of Physicians12.325590
Technical and trade schools, State government owned12.2725520
Outpatient Care Centers12.2725510
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)12.2625500
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned12.2625500
Oil and Gas Extraction12.2525480
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services12.2225410
Facilities Support Services12.2125400
Junior colleges, State government owned12.2125400
Hospitals, Local government owned12.2125400
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned12.225380
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water12.1525270
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals12.1425250
Ambulatory Health Care Services12.1125190
Religious Organizations12.0525060
Personal Care Services12.0425040
Support Activities for Crop Production12.0225000
Animal Slaughtering and Processing11.9724900
Home Health Care Services11.9524860
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service11.9524860
Residential Building Construction11.9524850
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)11.9324820
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities11.9224800
General Merchandise Stores11.9124770
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses11.924750
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers11.8824710
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned11.8724700
Junior colleges, Local government owned11.8224590
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services11.824550
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations11.7724480
Educational Support Services, Local government owned11.7624450
Other Residential Care Facilities11.7524450
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned11.7524440
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores11.7424430
Other Support Services11.7324400
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing11.7324390
Beverage Manufacturing11.7324390
Grantmaking and Giving Services11.724340
Special Food Services11.6924310
Other Personal Services11.6724260
Construction11.6624240
Rooming and Boarding Houses11.6424210
Activities Related to Real Estate11.6324180
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)11.6124150
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists11.5924100
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services11.5824090
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)11.5524030
Local government, including schools and hospitals11.5524020
Social Advocacy Organizations11.5424000
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers11.5323970
Personal and Laundry Services11.5123950
Offices of Other Health Practitioners11.5123940
Other Food Manufacturing11.4823870
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)11.4623840
Educational Support Services, Privately owned11.4523810
Vocational Rehabilitation Services11.4323770
Educational Services, Local government owned11.4323760
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned11.4223750
Land Subdivision11.3623630
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries11.3523610
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services11.3523600
Administrative and Support Services11.3523600
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing11.323500
Grocery Stores11.2823470
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities11.2823470
Vending Machine Operators11.2723440
Wholesale Trade11.2523390
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers11.2323360
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries11.2323360
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)11.2223330
Nonstore Retailers11.2123320
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods11.1923280
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation11.1923270
Dairy Product Manufacturing11.1823260
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events11.1823260
Food and Beverage Stores11.1723240
Gambling Industries11.1523180
Manufacturing11.1123100
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities11.0923070
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods11.0322950
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions11.0322940
Warehousing and Storage10.9822850
Retail Trade10.9822840
Individual and Family Services10.9722820
Social Assistance10.9422760
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing10.9222710
Real Estate10.922670
Food Manufacturing10.8922660
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly10.8922650
Employment Services10.8422540
Performing Arts Companies10.822460
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps10.7922450
Lessors of Real Estate10.7922440
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries10.7522360
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers10.7422340
Home Furnishings Stores10.7322330
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters10.7222300
Miscellaneous Manufacturing10.7122270
Full-Service Restaurants10.7122270
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations10.722250
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities10.6522150
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)10.6422140
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing10.6222100
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations10.6122060
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing10.5922020
All industries10.5721980
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners10.5621970
Direct Selling Establishments10.5421920
Sporting Goods Stores10.5321910
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores10.5321910
Amusement Parks and Arcades10.5221890
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores10.5121870
Child Day Care Services10.5121860
All industries, private ownership only10.521850
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)10.4921810
Miscellaneous Store Retailers10.4621760
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores10.4521730
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers10.4421710
Civic and Social Organizations10.4321700
Specialty Food Stores10.4221680
Rental and Leasing Services10.4121650
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing10.3921620
Department Stores10.3921620
Accommodation and Food Services10.3821600
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging10.3621540
Used Merchandise Stores10.2921400
Spectator Sports10.2821380
Food Services and Drinking Places10.2621340
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers10.2521330
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers10.2321270
Repair and Maintenance10.2221270
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores10.1921200
Clothing Stores10.1821170
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers10.1721150
Restaurants and Other Eating Places10.1721150
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores10.1621130
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing10.1121030
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers10.1121030
Consumer Goods Rental10.0820970
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities10.0420890
Support Activities for Air Transportation1020810
Death Care Services9.9820760
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages9.9620730
Health and Personal Care Stores9.9620720
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing9.9320660
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation9.920600
Book Stores and News Dealers9.920590
Automotive Repair and Maintenance9.820390
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers9.7920360
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance9.7820350
Information9.6920160
Specialty Trade Contractors9.6720120
Pharmacies and Drug Stores9.6720110
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries9.6320020
Motion Picture and Video Industries9.6320020
General Rental Centers9.5719910
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing9.5619890
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition9.5619890
Automobile Dealers9.5419850
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation9.5319830
Gasoline Stations9.5119770
Electronics and Appliance Stores9.2519240
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores9.1819100
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers9.0818890
Florists8.9618650
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers8.9618630
Building Equipment Contractors8.7718230
Building Material and Supplies Dealers8.6918070

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