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Utah Occupational Report for
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

Occupational Code:  35-3021


Report Contents
Occupation Description Star Rating
Employment Projections Occupation Wages
License Information Related Occupations
Skills Industries and Employers
Schools and Training Providers Current Job Openings


Occupational Description for
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

Perform duties which combine preparing and serving food and nonalcoholic beverages.



Statewide Star Rating for
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

This is a one star occupation
An occupation with a one star rating has a strong employment outlook and a relatively low wage.
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2012-2022 Employment Projections for
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

This occupation is expected to experience faster than average employment growth with a high volume of annual job openings. The need for replacements, rather than from business expansion, is projected to make up the majority of job openings in the coming decade. Job opportunities for food and beverage serving and related workers will be excellent, because many workers leave the occupation each year, resulting in a large number of job openings. The vast majority of jobs are part-time. Compared to all occupations, wages for this occupation are very low.


Area Name Current Employment Projected Employment Annual %Change Total Annual Openings Star Rating
1,460 1,850 2.6 100 1
630 690 1 30 1
1,260 1,550 2.3 80 1
5,620 7,180 2.8 370 1
6,490 8,980 3.8 500 1
12,770 16,290 2.8 840 1
850 1,100 3 60 4
1,170 1,640 4 90 1
Utah Statewide 30,260 39,290 3 2,060 1
United States 2,969,300 3,391,200 1.4 155,570

* Due to rounding and because projections are made separately for each area and the state, figures for all areas will probably not add up to the state total. In addition, star ratings are applied differently to each area.




Occupational Wages-Published April 2015 (data from May 2014)  for
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food


This is the wage of the absolute middle worker in the occupation. In other words, if there were 100 workers in the occupation and we ranked the wages from low to high, the median would be the wage of the 50th worker. Thus, one-half of the workers earned wages below the median and one-half of the workers earned wages above the median.

The wage for new workers entering the occupation. Because they lack experience and/or skilled training, new workers are not offered, or paid, the"average wage" for an occupation. The estimated "Inexperienced wage" is an indicator of what the new, inexperienced worker might expect from the employer. It reflects the average of the wage estimates of the bottom third of the wages of the workers in the scope of the survey for the occupation.

This is the wage of the absolute middle worker in the occupation. In other words, if there were 100 workers in the occupation and we ranked the wages from low to high, the median would be the wage of the 50th worker. Thus, one-half of the workers earned wages below the median and one-half of the workers earned wages above the median.

Training describes the education/experience requirements most commonly used by workers to obtain the occupational skills necessary to function in any given occupation. Usually, the higher the skill level required by an occupation the higher the level of education experience necessary.

Area Name Hourly Inexperienced Hourly Median Annual Inexperienced Annual Median On the job Training Education Experience
$8.08 $8.86 $16,797 $18,425 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.07 $8.53 $16,780 $17,740 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.06 $8.51 $16,760 $17,710 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.08 $8.59 $16,810 $17,860 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.09 $8.58 $16,820 $17,840 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.07 $8.74 $16,790 $18,180 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.08 $8.63 $16,810 $17,940 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.06 $8.64 $16,760 $17,960 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
United States -- $8.85 -- $18,410 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
Utah Statewide $8.08 $8.66 $16,800 $18,010 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None

* Indicates that Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.
** This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.



Utah License Information for
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food


Utah State license information is not available for this occupation.


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Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
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Industries and Employers
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

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Occupational Skills Information  for
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
# Importance* Skill Description
60
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
56
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
56
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
53
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
53
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
53
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
50
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
47
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
44
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
44
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
*Importance is on a scale of 1 - 100.
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Current Job Openings for
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

Job Title Date Posted Location Minimum Salary Maximum Salary
Dish/Prep 08/22/2015 Salt Lake
Dish/Prep 08/22/2015 Weber
Dish/Prep 08/22/2015 Salt Lake
Preparation/Production/Backup 10/13/2014 Washington
Preparation/Production/Backup 10/13/2014 Utah
Preparation/Production/Backup 10/14/2014 Salt Lake
Preparation/Production/Backup 10/08/2014 Salt Lake
Preparation/Production/Backup 10/10/2014 Cache
Preparation/Production/Backup 10/10/2014 Davis
Preparation/Production/Backup 10/13/2014 Salt Lake
Preparation/Production/Backup 10/12/2014 Salt Lake
Preparation/Production/Backup 10/13/2014 Salt Lake
Preparation/Production/Backup 10/13/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 08/22/2015 Washington
Crew Member,Midvale Utah 08/22/2015 Salt Lake
Crew Member - West Valley City,UT 08/22/2015 Salt Lake
Crew Member Dayside - Lehi UT 08/22/2015 Utah
Preparation/Production/Backup 10/13/2014 Utah
Dietary Aide - PT - Kindred - Wasatch Ca 08/20/2014 Weber
Crew Member - South Jordan,UT 08/22/2015 Salt Lake
Team Member (Part-Time)-2074 05/29/2015 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member 02/14/2015 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member 07/18/2015 Iron
Crew Member- Orem,Utah 08/22/2015 Utah
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki - A 10/27/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 08/22/2015 Utah
Fast Food Crew Members 02/18/2015 Duchesne 8
Food Service Worker 03/03/2015 Salt Lake
Cashier/ Utility Worker (Marina) Boat n 02/21/2015 San Juan
Food Service Worker - Dangling Rope 02/12/2015 San Juan
Team Member (Part-Time) s2107 08/16/2015 Weber
Restaurant Team Member 07/18/2015 Sevier
Team Member (Part-Time) 05/06/2015 Utah
Fast Food Attendant-Greek Souvlaki- AM S 03/30/2015 Salt Lake
Team Member (Part-Time)-1444 03/19/2015 Salt Lake
Team Member (Part-Time)-2331 04/17/2015 Utah
Food Service Team Member 06/09/2015 Weber
Kitchen Servers, Substitute 06/03/2015 Grand 10 10
Deli Team Member 06/09/2015 Salt Lake
Food Service Team Member 06/09/2015 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker I 06/30/2015 Weber
Center Court Cashier/Cook 06/17/2015 Utah
Crew (en español) 08/22/2015 Utah
CASHIER/FOOD SVC WORKER Job 06/28/2015 Salt Lake
CASHIER/FOOD SVC WORKER 1 Job 06/28/2015 Salt Lake
Riverwoods - Night Kitchen Prep - Provo, 07/02/2015 Salt Lake
Crew Memebers 06/05/2015 Grand
Food Preparation and Serving Worker 08/07/2015 Salt Lake
Food Preparation and Serving Worker 08/07/2015 Utah
Food Service Team Member 07/12/2015 Davis
Crew (en español) 08/22/2015 Salt Lake
Team Member (Part-Time) 06/19/2015 Washington
Team Member (Part-Time) 08/19/2015 Davis
Deli Team Member 07/04/2015 Davis
Fast Food Attendant - French Meadow - AM 05/11/2015 Salt Lake
Food prep/Kitchen help/Cashier 07/07/2015 Wasatch
Backroom Team Member 06/11/2015 Salt Lake
Team Member (Part-Time)-2121 06/26/2015 Salt Lake
Deli Team Member 07/03/2015 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker - Full Time - DHMC 08/29/2015 Davis
Evening workers - full time 08/28/2015 Iron
Fast Food Attendant - French Meadow - AM 07/24/2015 Salt Lake
Food & Beverage Manager 07/25/2015 Salt Lake
Crew Positions 09/02/2015 Millard 8.25
Day Cashier or Sandwich maker Riverton H 08/03/2015 Salt Lake
Food Truckees 08/05/2015 Salt Lake
Restaurant Co-worker 08/03/2015 Kane
Fast Food Worker/Cashier 08/17/2015 Washington 7.5
PT Morning Cook 07/27/2015 Washington 10 14
Cashier / Food Preparation 08/25/2015 Utah 8 8
Restaurant Team Member - Crew (2536 - La 08/22/2015 Davis
Restaurant Team Member - Crew (974 - Sug 09/02/2015 Salt Lake
Crew (en español) 08/22/2015 Davis
Restaurant Team Member - Crew (954 - For 08/22/2015 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member - Crew (1104 - Sa 08/22/2015 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member - Crew (953 - Wes 08/22/2015 Davis
Restaurant Team Member - Crew (1104 - Sa 08/22/2015 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member - Crew (954 - For 08/22/2015 Salt Lake
CASHIER/FOOD SVC WORKER (PART TIME) Job 07/21/2015 Salt Lake
FOOD SVC WORKER (PART TIME) NOW HIRING 7 07/21/2015 Iron
Food Service Cashier / Counter Helper 08/25/2015 Millard 10
Restaurant Team Member - Crew (953 - Wes 08/22/2015 Davis
Restaurant Team Member - Crew (974 - Sug 08/22/2015 Salt Lake
FOOD SVC WORKER (PART - TIME) NOW HIRING 08/19/2015 Iron
CASHIER (PART - TIME) NOW HIRING - 8 OPE 08/19/2015 Iron
Food & Nutrition Services Manager 08/06/2015 Cache
FOOD SERVICE WORKER (CM-BK) 08/26/2015 Salt Lake
FOOD SERVICE WORKER 08/26/2015 Salt Lake
FOOD SERVICE WORKER (CM-BK) 08/26/2015 Salt Lake
Sandwich Artist / Cashier 08/20/2015 Beaver 8.5
Team Member (Part-Time) 08/22/2015 Davis
Food Service Team Member 07/30/2015 Davis
Food Service Team Member 07/30/2015 Salt Lake
Cook/Kitchen Attendant 08/26/2015 Salt Lake
Food Stylist-75 08/20/2015 Cache
Food Handlers Jobs (Not Fast Food) 08/31/2015 Davis
Food Handlers Jobs (Not Fast Food) 08/31/2015 Weber
Food Preparation and Serving 08/26/2015 Salt Lake
Food Preparation and Service 08/26/2015 Salt Lake
Fast Food Attendant - French Meadow - PM 08/14/2015 Salt Lake
Fast Food Crew Members - West Jordan 08/05/2015 Salt Lake 7.25 9
Food & Beverage Associate 08/22/2015 Salt Lake
Lunch Aide/Food Transport - Cedar City 08/07/2015 Iron 10 10
Team Member (Part-Time) 08/02/2015 Washington
Pizza Cook/Customer Service 08/14/2015 Iron 7.5 7.5
Backroom Team Member 08/02/2015 Salt Lake
Fast Food Crew Members - Wellsville 08/18/2015 Cache 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - Park City 08/18/2015 Summit 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - Layton 08/18/2015 Davis 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - Brigham City 08/18/2015 Box Elder 7.25 9
Food Service Worker - The Landing 07/22/2015 Davis
Crew Member - Food Preparation & Serving 08/03/2015 Utah 9
Food Service Worker - UHG United Health 08/13/2015 Salt Lake
Fast Food Crew Members - Logan 08/18/2015 Cache 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - Ogden 08/18/2015 Weber 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - Salt Lake City 08/18/2015 Salt Lake 7.25 9
Deli Worker 08/11/2015 Utah 8.5
Prep Galvanizer 08/18/2015 Salt Lake 10 11
Cook/Cashier 08/07/2015 Wasatch 8.25 8.25
Fast Food Attendant - SL Pizza & Pasta - 08/07/2015 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker - Full Time - JV Wes 08/08/2015 Salt Lake
Crew 08/30/2015 Salt Lake
Cafe Line Cook 07/29/2015 Salt Lake
Backroom Team Member 08/08/2015 Salt Lake
Cashier/Utility Worker 08/23/2015 San Juan
Food Service Worker - Full Time - JV Wes 08/28/2015 Salt Lake
FOOD SERVICE WORKER (CM-BK) 09/02/2015 Salt Lake
Team Member (Part-Time) 07/29/2015 Cache
Barista ~ Fraiche Cafe ~ Part Time 09/01/2015 Utah 8 9
Food Services Worker II 08/31/2015 Uintah
Bottling Workers 08/10/2015 Weber 10 10
Food Services Workers 08/13/2015 Salt Lake 8.21 13.56
Pizza and Sandwich Cook 08/13/2015 Kane 8 9
Pizza and Sandwich Cook 08/13/2015 Kane 8 9
Fast Food Clerk 08/25/2015 Summit
Food Prep Worker 08/06/2015 Davis
Food Service Worker - The Landing 07/22/2015 Davis
Food & Beverage Manager 07/25/2015 Salt Lake
Prepared Foods Service Team Member 08/22/2015 Salt Lake
Backroom Team Member 08/11/2015 Salt Lake
Food Service Team Member 08/11/2015 Weber
Food Service Worker - UHG United Health 08/17/2015 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member 08/14/2015 Utah
Full Time Sort Crew 08/31/2015 Salt Lake 11
Backroom Team Member 08/14/2015 Salt Lake
ATTENDANT,CATERING (PART - TIME) NOW HIR 08/14/2015 Iron
Fast Food Worker 09/01/2015 Sevier
Food Service Workers 08/03/2015 Salt Lake 9 10
Crew Member @ Steak 'n Shake Centerville 08/26/2015 Davis 8 10
Empire Restaurant Attendant - Winter 201 08/29/2015 Summit
Fast Food Crew Members - Sandy 08/05/2015 Salt Lake 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Member - American Fork 08/05/2015 Utah 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - Draper 08/05/2015 Salt Lake 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - Saratoga 08/05/2015 Utah 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - Provo 08/05/2015 Utah 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - American Fork 08/05/2015 Utah 7.25 9
Food Prep/Production 08/18/2015 Salt Lake
Barista / Cashier / Cafe Attendant Jobs 08/21/2015 Summit
Backroom Team Member 07/31/2015 Davis
Food Service Worker - Full Time - DHMC 08/30/2015 Davis
Sort Crew 09/02/2015 Salt Lake 11
Pizza Crew Members 08/10/2015 Summit 12
Cashier/Server/Cook 08/19/2015 Weber 7.25
Food Service Team Member 07/23/2015 Utah
Food Service Worker,NA-02 08/22/2015 Tooele
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki - P 08/14/2015 Salt Lake
FOOD SERVICE WORKER 08/30/2015 Salt Lake
Part Time Food Service Worker 09/02/2015 Iron
Crew Members - Wendys 09/02/2015 Utah 8.5
Prepared Foods Service Team Member 08/22/2015 Salt Lake
Food & Beverage Manager 08/28/2015 Summit
Crew Member 08/28/2015 Box Elder
Crew Member 08/28/2015 Box Elder
Crew Member 08/28/2015 Cache
Crew Member 08/28/2015 Box Elder
Food Preparation and Serving 08/25/2015 Davis 12
Team Members - Hot Line 08/06/2015 Salt Lake
Crew Members 08/27/2015 Iron 7.25 8
Crew Members 08/27/2015 Iron 7.25 8
Cinnabon Crew Member 08/28/2015 Davis
Cinnabon Crew Member 08/28/2015 Utah
USC Fresh Burger Food Service Worker I 08/20/2015 Salt Lake
Reservations Crew PT 08/22/2015 Salt Lake
CAP 2 Team Member 08/07/2015 Utah 9
Food Service Worker 08/26/2015 Kane
Prep & Server 08/20/2015 Utah
Cashier/Prep Cook 08/13/2015 Salt Lake
Deli Worker 08/13/2015 Tooele
Kitchen Servers, Substitute 08/25/2015 Grand 10 10
Food Prep Worker (Prep Cook) 07/19/2015 San Juan
Food Preparation and Serving Worker 08/07/2015 Summit
Reservations Crew PT 08/20/2015 Salt Lake
Prepared Foods Production Team Member 08/22/2015 Summit
Food & Beverage Supervisor 08/28/2015 Summit
Empire Restaurant Attendant - Winter 201 09/01/2015 Summit
Food Service Workers 08/07/2015 Salt Lake 8 10
Food Service Worker 08/28/2015 Salt Lake
FOOD SERVICE WORKER 2 07/22/2015 Weber 8.83 8.83
Backroom Team Member 08/15/2015 Salt Lake
Team Member (Part-Time) 07/14/2015 Salt Lake
Crew Members - Wendys 09/02/2015 Utah 8.5
Crew Members - Wendys 09/02/2015 Utah 8.5
Center Court Snack Bar Cashier/Cook 08/25/2015 Utah
Fast Food Cashier/Cook 07/30/2015 Salt Lake

Education and Training Providers
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

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