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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 2014 (data from May 2013)  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
$8.14 $8.60 $16,940 $17,887 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.06 $8.52 $16,760 $17,720 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.08 $8.55 $16,810 $17,780 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.06 $8.56 $16,770 $17,810 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.06 $8.54 $16,770 $17,760 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.06 $8.67 $16,770 $18,030 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.06 $8.60 $16,760 $17,900 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.06 $8.53 $16,760 $17,750 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
Utah Statewide $8.06 $8.60 $16,770 $17,880 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
Food Service Worker/Utility - PRN - JVMC 01/23/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker/Dishwasher - Part T 01/23/2014 Salt Lake
Dish/Prep 10/13/2014 Salt Lake
Dish/Prep 10/10/2014 Weber
Dish/Prep 10/10/2014 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 01/30/2015 Washington
Crew Member,Midvale Utah 01/30/2015 Salt Lake
Crew Member - West Valley City,UT 01/30/2015 Salt Lake
Crew Member Dayside - Lehi UT 01/30/2015 Utah
Preparation/Production/Backup 10/13/2014 Utah
Dietary Aide - PT - Kindred - Wasatch Ca 08/20/2014 Weber
Crew Member - South Jordan,UT 01/30/2015 Salt Lake
Team Member (Part-Time)-2074 12/24/2014 Salt Lake
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki - D 10/27/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker 12/24/2014 Salt Lake
Fast Food Attendant - French Meadow - AM 10/27/2014 Salt Lake
Fast Food Attendant - French Meadow - AM 10/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member 02/14/2015 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member 02/05/2015 Iron
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki - 4 10/27/2014 Salt Lake
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki - A 10/27/2014 Salt Lake
Food Prep Worker (Prep Cook) 12/18/2014 San Juan
Restaurant Team Member 02/14/2015 Sevier
Crew Member- Orem,Utah 01/30/2015 Utah
Team Member (Part-Time) 12/24/2014 Washington
Fast Food Attendant - French Meadow - AM 10/27/2014 Salt Lake
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki - A 10/27/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 01/30/2015 Utah
Restaurant Team Member 02/05/2015 Utah
Food & Beverage Server/Cook -Golf Course 01/29/2015 Weber 7.25 7.25
Food Service Worker 02/11/2015 Carbon
Fast Food Crew Members 02/18/2015 Duchesne 8
Restaurant Team Member Crew (953 West Bo 12/31/2014 Davis
Restaurant Team Member Crew (954 Fort Un 12/31/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member Crew (974 Sugarho 12/31/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member Crew (1104 Sandy) 02/28/2015 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member Crew (974 Sugarho 12/31/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member Crew (1104 Sandy) 12/31/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member Crew (953 West Bo 12/31/2014 Davis
Restaurant Team Member Crew (954 Fort Un 12/31/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service Preparer 02/16/2015 Utah
Event Services Crew Member 03/04/2015 Salt Lake 10
FOOD SVC WORKER Job 03/05/2015 Salt Lake
Food & Beverage Supervisor 03/02/2015 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker 03/03/2015 Salt Lake
Line Crew Members 02/12/2015 Box Elder
Kitchen Servers, Substitute 02/20/2015 Grand 10 10
Servers - Pizza Restaurant 02/25/2015 Duchesne
Cashier/ Utility Worker (Marina) Boat n 02/21/2015 San Juan
Sandwich Artist / Cashier 03/05/2015 Beaver 8.5
Prepared Foods Pizza Cook 03/12/2015 Summit
Prepared Foods Production Team Member 03/12/2015 Summit
Team Member (Part-Time) 01/27/2015 Salt Lake
Crew Member 01/28/2015 Grand
Food Service Worker - Dangling Rope 02/12/2015 San Juan
Crew Members 03/02/2015 Iron 7.25 8
Crew Members 03/02/2015 Iron 7.25 8
Part-Time Food Server 02/17/2015 Weber
Line cooks / Servers 03/02/2015 Davis 9.5 15
Crew Member - TP-Utah Contruction 02/25/2015 Salt Lake
Team Member (Part-Time) s2107 01/25/2015 Weber
FOOD SVC WORKER Job 02/28/2015 Salt Lake
Team Member 03/03/2015 Cache 8
Day Crew - All Position 02/04/2015 Salt Lake 9.5
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki 03/03/2015 Salt Lake 10.5
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki 03/03/2015 Salt Lake 10.5
Fast Food Attendant - French Meadow 03/03/2015 Salt Lake 10.5
Food prep/Kitchen help/Cashier 01/20/2015 Wasatch
Pizza Makers 03/17/2015 Summit
Food & Beverage Director 03/25/2015 Wasatch
Crew Member 03/25/2015 Sevier
Food Service Worker I 03/20/2015 Daggett
GSE Worker 03/10/2015 Davis 23.34
Team Member 03/25/2015 Washington
Prepared Foods Production Team Member 03/26/2015 Salt Lake
Reservations Crew Full Time 03/26/2015 Salt Lake
Field Preparation Worker 03/25/2015 Box Elder
Pizza Cook/Customer Service 03/18/2015 Iron 7.5 7.5
Food Service Worker I 03/20/2015 Tooele
Crew Members 03/18/2015 Salt Lake 7.25
Grave Shift Workers Needed! 03/19/2015 Cache
Food Service Worker - PRN - SLRMC 03/21/2015 Salt Lake
Associate- Food Services,Full Time 03/25/2015 Salt Lake
Associate - Food Services,Part Time 03/25/2015 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker Full Time JV 03/09/2015 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker I 03/21/2015 Davis
Crew Members 03/17/2015 Beaver
Food Service Worker I 03/20/2015 Salt Lake
Part-Time Lunch Cashier 03/24/2015 Iron
Part Time Food Service Worker 03/24/2015 Iron
Food Service Worker I 03/23/2015 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker Part Time With 03/10/2015 Salt Lake
FOOD SERVICE WORKER 03/28/2015 Salt Lake
FOOD SERVICE WORKER (CM-BK) 03/28/2015 Salt Lake
FOOD SERVICE WORKER 03/28/2015 Salt Lake
FOOD SERVICE WORKER 03/28/2015 Salt Lake
FOOD SERVICE WORKER (CM-BK) 03/28/2015 Salt Lake
FOOD SERVICE WORKER (CM-BK) 03/28/2015 Salt Lake
FOOD SERVICE WORKER (TB) 03/28/2015 Salt Lake
Co-Worker 03/13/2015 Salt Lake 8 9
Team Member (Part-Time) 03/14/2015 Utah
Catering Clerk 03/13/2015 Weber 9
Food Service Worker PRN SLRMC 03/20/2015 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker PRN 03/25/2015 Utah
Camp Crew Members 03/10/2015 Salt Lake 15
Full- and Part-Time Team Members 03/16/2015 Salt Lake
Full- and Part-Time Team Members 03/16/2015 Salt Lake
Full- and Part-Time Team Members 03/16/2015 Salt Lake
Full- and Part-Time Team Members 03/16/2015 Salt Lake
Full- and Part-Time Team Members 03/16/2015 Salt Lake
Crew Member 03/19/2015 Tooele 7.5
Fast Food Crew Members - Park City 03/27/2015 Summit 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - Logan 03/27/2015 Cache 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - Wellsville 03/27/2015 Cache 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - Brigham City 03/27/2015 Box Elder 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - Tremonton 03/27/2015 Box Elder 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - Layton 03/27/2015 Davis 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - Sandy 03/27/2015 Salt Lake 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - Midvale 03/27/2015 Salt Lake 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - Salt Lake City 03/27/2015 Salt Lake 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - Ogden 03/27/2015 Weber 7.25 9
Team Member (Part-Time)-1444 03/19/2015 Salt Lake
Team Member (Part-Time)-2331 03/19/2015 Utah
Cooks / Cashiers 03/19/2015 Rich
Servers/Cashiers 03/13/2015 Uintah
Crew Members 03/17/2015 Sevier
Crew Members 03/17/2015 Iron
Crew Members 03/17/2015 Iron
Crew Members 03/17/2015 Washington
Crew Members 03/17/2015 Washington
Crew Members 03/17/2015 Washington
Crew Members 03/17/2015 Washington
Food Service Worker I 03/25/2015 Weber
Food Service Workers 03/09/2015 Washington 7.25 8.5
CASHIER/FOOD SVC WORKER Job 03/08/2015 Salt Lake
Reservations Crew Part Time 03/26/2015 Salt Lake
Pizza and Sandwich Cook 03/22/2015 Kane 8 9
Part-Time Server 03/10/2015 Utah
Food Service Worker 03/19/2015 Salt Lake 12.85
Cafe Attendant P/T Day Shift 03/26/2015 Cache 10
Restaurant Co-worker 03/24/2015 Kane
Food Handlers Jobs ($9) 03/16/2015 Davis
Food Handlers Jobs ($9) 03/16/2015 Weber
Prepared Foods Service Team Member 03/20/2015 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker - Part Time (With Be 03/12/2015 Salt Lake
Team Member (Part-Time) 03/12/2015 Davis
Food and Beverage Positions - Summer S 03/28/2015 Summit
FOOD SERVICE WORKER 03/28/2015 Salt Lake
Deli Worker - Afternoons 03/12/2015 Duchesne 10 10
Fast Food Attendant - SL Pizza & Pasta 03/09/2015 Salt Lake 10.5

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

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