Food Servers, Nonrestaurant

General Information

Description

Serve food to individuals outside of a restaurant environment, such as in hotel rooms, hospital rooms, residential care facilities, or cars.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit73.83%
  2. Private, not for profit11.69%
  3. State and local government11.05%
  4. Federal government2.22%
  5. Self-employed1.05%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of food and beverage serving and related workers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 1,032,100 openings for food and beverage serving and related workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$25,910

State-by-state Salary

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$33,240
$19,110
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 48%
  • Less than high school 27%
  • Some college 8%
  • Bachelor's degree 6%
  • Post-doctoral training 6%
  • Associate's degree 2%
  • Post-secondary certificate 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • Psychology
  • Public Safety and Security

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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