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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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2010-2020 Employment Projections for
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

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This occupation is expected to experience about average employment growth with a high volume of annual job openings. The need for replacements, rather than 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 are expected to be excellent, because of the large number of workers who need to be replaced. Compared to all occupations, wages for this occupation are very low.


Area Name Current Employment Projected Employment Annual %Change Total Annual Openings Star Rating
Utah Statewide 30,250 36,860 2.2 1,510 1
United States 2,682,100 3,080,100 1.5 114,650

* 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 2013 (data from May 2012)  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
$8.05 $8.47 $16,743 $17,620 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.08 $8.55 $16,800 $17,780 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.03 $8.63 $16,700 $17,950 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.06 $8.50 $16,750 $17,690 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.05 $8.54 $16,740 $17,760 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.04 $8.70 $16,730 $18,100 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.05 $8.58 $16,750 $17,840 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.03 $8.77 $16,710 $18,240 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
United States -- $8.78 -- $18,260 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
Utah Statewide $8.05 $8.61 $16,740 $17,900 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 I 03/27/2014 Davis
Food Service Worker I 02/26/2014 Tooele
FOOD SVC WKR 02/26/2014 Salt Lake 8.72
Food Service Worker I 02/24/2014 Davis
Prep Cook - City Creek Center 02/18/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker - Full Time - Nutrit 01/23/2014 Davis
Food Service Worker/Utility - PRN - JVMC 02/01/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker - Part time- SLRMC 01/23/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker I 01/03/2014 Tooele
Food Service Worker/Utility - PRN - JVMC 01/23/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker/Dishwasher - Part T 01/23/2014 Salt Lake
Sandwich Artist / Cashier 01/28/2014 Beaver 8.5
PT Cashier/Deli Shop 02/28/2014 Tooele
Crew Member 03/20/2014 Washington
Breakfast Bar Attendant 03/26/2014 Grand
Crew Members 03/07/2014 Salt Lake 7.25 8.4
Maintenance, Cooks, Servers, Housekeepin 02/26/2014 Utah
Fast Food Attendant - Smashburger - PM S 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki - P 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Line,Prep & Wok Cooks 03/28/2014 Davis
Food Service Worker I 02/25/2014 Salt Lake
Cafe Clerk 02/24/2014 Summit
Dietary Aide - PT - Kindred - Wasatch Ca 03/05/2014 Weber
Food Prep/ Cashier 03/21/2014 Utah 7.25 7.25
Counter Helper/Cashier 03/25/2014 Millard 9
Dish/Prep 02/24/2014 Salt Lake
Dish/Prep 02/24/2014 Weber
Cook and Cashiers 03/20/2014 Salt Lake
Cook and Cashiers 03/20/2014 Salt Lake
Cook, Cashier, Shift Lead 02/07/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew Member--Wendy's 03/11/2014 Salt Lake 7.25 8.4
Restaurant Crew Member--Wendy's 03/11/2014 Salt Lake 7.25 8.4
Restaurant Crew Member--Wendy's 03/11/2014 Salt Lake 7.25 8.4
Restaurant Crew Member--Wendy's 03/11/2014 Salt Lake 7.25 8.4
Restaurant Crew Member--Wendy's 03/11/2014 Salt Lake 7.25 8.4
Dish/Prep 02/24/2014 Salt Lake
Part-Time Food Server 03/25/2014 Weber
Food Service Worker 03/25/2014 Salt Lake
Cashier / Barista - Weekends 03/25/2014 Salt Lake
Dietary Worker - Part Time - JVMC 04/04/2014 Salt Lake
Substitute Food Service Worker 02/14/2014 Beaver
Substitute Food Service Worker 02/14/2014 Beaver
Substitute Food Service Worker 02/14/2014 Beaver
Substitute Food Service Worker 02/14/2014 Beaver
Cooks-Food Prep 03/20/2014 Wasatch 8.25 8.25
Prepared Foods Production Team Member 04/01/2014 Summit
Prepared Foods Service Team Member 04/01/2014 Summit
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Team Member 03/28/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Members 03/19/2014 Davis 7.25 8.5
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 03/28/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Box Elder
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Iron
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Utah
Team Member 03/28/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Wasatch
Cashiers/cook 02/10/2014 Duchesne
Team Member 03/28/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Washington
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 03/28/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Iron
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 03/28/2014 Weber
Pizza Hut Team Member Job 03/29/2014 Summit
Pizza Hut Team Member Job 03/29/2014 Uintah
Pizza Hut Team Member Job 03/29/2014 Summit
Pizza Hut Team Member Job 03/29/2014 Duchesne
Pizza Hut Team Member Job 03/29/2014 Carbon
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 03/28/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Box Elder
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 03/28/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Team Member 03/28/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 03/28/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Duchesne
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Pizza Hut Team Member Job 03/29/2014 Grand
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Cache
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Tooele
Team Member 03/28/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Cache
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 03/28/2014 Davis
Crew Member 03/14/2014 Salt Lake 7.25 8.4
Crew Member 03/14/2014 Salt Lake 7.25 8.4
Crew Member 03/14/2014 Salt Lake 7.25 8.4
Crew Member 03/14/2014 Salt Lake 7.25 8.4
Crew Member 03/14/2014 Salt Lake 7.25 8.4
Crew Member 03/14/2014 Salt Lake 7.25 8.4
Crew Member 03/14/2014 Salt Lake 7.25 8.4
Sandwich Artist 02/13/2014 Uintah
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 03/28/2014 Davis
Team Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 03/28/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Sanpete
Prep cook/Dishwasher 03/20/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Tooele
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 24/7 03/28/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Washington
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 24/7 03/28/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Sevier
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Weber
Team Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Team Member 03/28/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Kane
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Team Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Summit
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Uintah
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Davis
Preparation/Production/Backup 03/21/2014 Washington
Preparation/Production/Backup 03/21/2014 Utah
Preparation/Production/Backup 03/21/2014 Salt Lake
Dietary Aide 03/27/2014 Cache
Team Member 03/28/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Carbon
Preparation/Production/Backup 03/21/2014 Salt Lake
Preparation/Production/Backup 03/21/2014 Weber
Preparation/Production/Backup 03/21/2014 Cache
Preparation/Production/Backup 03/21/2014 Davis
Preparation/Production/Backup 03/21/2014 Salt Lake
Preparation/Production/Backup 03/21/2014 Salt Lake
Prepared Foods Service Team Member 04/18/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Beaver
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Grand
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Davis
Preparation/Production/Backup 03/21/2014 Salt Lake
Preparation/Production/Backup 03/21/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Millard
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Washington
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Box Elder
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Kane
Restaurant Crew 24/7 03/28/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Cache
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 03/28/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 03/28/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Washington
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Davis
Royal Street Cafe Cook II,Full-time 04/01/2014 Summit
Cook - Wing Nutz 02/26/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Utah
Fast Food Crew Members 03/24/2014 Uintah
PAPA JOHN'S PIZZA All Positions 02/20/2014 Salt Lake 7.25 12
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Cache
Restaurant Crew Person 03/28/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Team Member 03/28/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 03/28/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 03/28/2014 Salt Lake
Team Member 03/28/2014 Davis
Fast Food Attendant - French Meadow - Va 04/01/2014 Salt Lake
Fast Food Attendants - French Meadow - A 02/09/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Members 03/11/2014 Salt Lake 7.25 8.4
Crew Members 03/11/2014 Salt Lake 7.25 8.4
Crew Members 03/11/2014 Salt Lake 7.25 8.4
Crew Members 03/11/2014 Salt Lake 7.25 8.4
Crew Members 03/11/2014 Salt Lake 7.25 8.4
Crew Members 03/11/2014 Salt Lake 7.25 8.4
Food Preparation and Serving Worker 02/26/2014 Duchesne 7.5
Food Service Worker I 02/24/2014 Daggett
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki - P 03/13/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker 03/02/2014 Tooele
PAPA JOHN'S PIZZA All Positions 02/20/2014 Weber 7.25 12
PAPA JOHN'S PIZZA All Positions 02/20/2014 Utah 7.25 12
Food Prep Worker (Prep Cook) 03/05/2014 San Juan
Nutrition Service Worker Part Time 04/18/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker I 02/11/2014 Kane
Line Cook for commercial customer 04/07/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service Attendant 2 04/16/2014 Salt Lake
Snackbar Attendant 04/04/2014 Washington 8 8
Deli Cook 04/08/2014 Grand
Crew Workers 04/10/2014 Davis 7.75
Crew Workers 04/10/2014 Davis 7.75
Crew Workers 04/10/2014 Weber 7.75
Dietary Aide 04/11/2014 Weber
Front End Worker 04/11/2014 Salt Lake 7.5 7.5
Prepared Foods Service Team Member 04/10/2014 Salt Lake
Produce Service Team Member 04/10/2014 Salt Lake
Cook/Server/Cashier/Kitchen Aid 04/16/2014 Davis
Breakfast Attendant 04/10/2014 Duchesne 8 8
Kitchen Help 04/11/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 04/04/2014 Washington
Cook 04/07/2014 Davis 7.25
Front Counter/Cashier 04/07/2014 Davis 7.5
Food Service Staff 04/02/2014 Salt Lake 7.5
Crew Member -- Wendy's -- Syracuse, 04/06/2014 Davis
Crew Member 04/06/2014 Wasatch
Crew Member 04/06/2014 Juab
Crew Member 04/06/2014 Kane
Crew Member -- Wendy's -- Logan,UT 04/06/2014 Cache
Crew Member 04/06/2014 Utah
Crew Member 04/06/2014 Sevier
Food Service/Cashier 04/11/2014 Box Elder 9 11
Crew Member 04/06/2014 Tooele
Crew Member 04/06/2014 Utah
Crew Member 04/06/2014 Utah
Crew Member 04/06/2014 Utah
Crew Member 04/06/2014 Iron
Crew Member 04/06/2014 Washington
Food & Beverage Roving Associate 04/03/2014 Summit
Dietary Aide - Varied Shifts - PT - Kind 04/18/2014 Washington
Crew Member -- Wendy's -- Logan,UT 04/11/2014 Cache
Crew worker 04/16/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service 04/02/2014 Salt Lake
Line,Prep & Wok Cooks - $150.00 04/18/2014 Salt Lake
Catering & Leisure Coordinator 04/06/2014 Summit
cashier/food service 04/08/2014 Davis
cashier/food service 04/08/2014 Box Elder
Prepared Foods Service Team Member 04/11/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member -- Wendy's -- Tremonton 04/15/2014 Box Elder
Crew Members & Shift Managers 04/11/2014 Salt Lake 7.5 10
Crew Members & Shift Managers 04/11/2014 Salt Lake 7.5 10
Crew Members & Shift Managers 04/11/2014 Salt Lake 7.5 10
Food Service Workers 04/11/2014 Salt Lake 10
Food Service Worker - Full Time - DHMC 04/08/2014 Davis
Preparation/Production/Backup 04/03/2014 Utah
prepared foods full time team member 04/18/2014 Salt Lake
Prepared Foods Production Team Member 04/18/2014 Salt Lake
Food Preparation Serving Worker 04/02/2014 Garfield
Food Service Worker I 04/04/2014 Salt Lake
Dietary Aide 04/04/2014 Washington
Crew member/Shift Leader 04/09/2014 Davis

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

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