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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
$8.12 $8.59 $16,888 $17,856 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.14 $8.62 $16,939 $17,916 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.12 $8.63 $16,898 $17,946 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.12 $8.61 $16,898 $17,896 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.12 $8.74 $16,898 $18,168 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.12 $8.67 $16,888 $18,037 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
$8.12 $8.60 $16,888 $17,886 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
United States -- $8.88 -- $18,470 Short-term on-the-job training Less than high school None
Utah Statewide $8.12 $8.67 $16,898 $18,017 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
Food Service Worker I 08/03/2014 Daggett
Food Service Worker I 05/12/2014 Kane
Crew Member 09/27/2014 Washington
Crew Member,Midvale Utah 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member - West Valley City,UT 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member Dayside - Lehi UT 09/27/2014 Utah
Preparation/Production/Backup 10/13/2014 Utah
Prep Cook - SLC Downtown Chili's 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Food Preparation and Serving 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 09/27/2014 Weber
Team Member 09/27/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Sanpete
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 09/27/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 09/27/2014 Uintah
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 09/27/2014 Weber
Food Preparation and Serving 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Box Elder
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 09/27/2014 Washington
Food Preparation and Serving 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Associate - Food Services,Part Time 09/03/2014 Salt Lake
Food Preparation and Serving 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Team Member 09/27/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 09/27/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 24/7 09/27/2014 Utah
Associate- Food Services,Full Time 09/03/2014 Salt Lake
Dietary Aide - PT - Kindred - Wasatch Ca 08/20/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew Person 09/27/2014 Weber
Team Member 09/27/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 09/27/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 09/27/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Cache
Restaurant Crew Person 09/27/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Person 09/27/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Person 09/27/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew 24/7 09/27/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Cache
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Cache
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 09/27/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Food Preparation and Serving 09/27/2014 Utah
Prep Cook - Layton Chili's 09/27/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Person 09/27/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Person 09/27/2014 Duchesne
Food Preparation and Serving 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 24/7 09/27/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 09/27/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Tooele
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 09/27/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 09/27/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Person 09/27/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Carbon
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Food Preparation and Serving 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Summit
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 09/27/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 09/27/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Cache
Restaurant Crew Person 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 09/27/2014 Grand
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew Person 09/27/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Tooele
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew Person 09/27/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 09/27/2014 Davis
Food Preparation and Serving 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 09/27/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Kane
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 09/27/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Person 09/27/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 09/27/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 09/27/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Person 09/27/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 09/27/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Box Elder
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Kane
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 09/27/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew 09/27/2014 Box Elder
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service 08/25/2014 Salt Lake
Fast Food Clerk 10/06/2014 Summit
Fast Food Attendant (Cashier) 10/08/2014 Salt Lake 9.5 10
Crew Member - South Jordan,UT 10/11/2014 Salt Lake
Cafeteria Worker - Part-Time 09/11/2014 Utah
Full-Time Team Member 10/02/2014 Salt Lake
Full-Time Team Member 10/02/2014 Salt Lake
Full-Time Team Member 10/02/2014 Utah
Deli Server 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
AM Restaurant Cashier 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Team Member (Part-Time)2331 10/06/2014 Utah
Fast Food Attendant (Cashier) 10/08/2014 Salt Lake 9.5 10
Fast Food Attendant (Cashier) 10/09/2014 Salt Lake 9.5 10
Fast Food Attendant (Cashier) 10/09/2014 Salt Lake 9.5 10
Cook - Wing Nutz 09/22/2014 Salt Lake
Deli Worker 10/03/2014 Salt Lake
Pizza Artist - Prep Cook 10/14/2014 Salt Lake 10 12
Pizza Artist - Prep Cook 10/14/2014 Salt Lake 10 12
Food prep/Cashier 09/08/2014 Utah 7.5 8.5
Daytime Deli Worker 10/01/2014 Cache
Restaurant Crew Positions 09/23/2014 Washington
Team Member (Part-Time)-2074 11/05/2014 Salt Lake
Food prep/Kitchen help/Cashier 08/29/2014 Wasatch
Fast Food Attendant (Cashier) 10/08/2014 Salt Lake 9.5 10
Food and Beverage Breakfast Cook - Part 09/27/2014 Summit
Food and Beverage Cook - Full Time/ Wint 09/27/2014 Summit
Fresh Line Worker 10/15/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker I 10/15/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member Crew (Sugarhouse) 10/18/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member Crew (Sugarhouse) 10/18/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member Crew (West Bounti 10/18/2014 Davis
Restaurant Team Member Crew (Fort Union) 10/18/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member Crew (Sandy) (en 10/18/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member Crew (West Bounti 10/18/2014 Davis
Restaurant Team Member Crew (Fort Union) 10/18/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member Crew (Sandy) 10/18/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 10/19/2014 Utah
Food Service Worker I 11/25/2014 Davis
Prep Cook/Server/Cashier/Barista 09/29/2014 Salt Lake 9 10
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Weber
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Davis
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Davis
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Salt Lake
Grill Cook, Server & Deli Clerk 11/10/2014 Weber
Team Member 11/19/2014 Utah 8.5 13
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Davis
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Davis
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Weber
Crew Members 11/03/2014 Weber 7.25
Food Service Workers 11/05/2014 Salt Lake 8 10
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Utah
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Salt Lake
Kitchen Cook / Dietary Aide 11/10/2014 Cache
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Summit
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Weber
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Weber
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Davis
Crew Member 11/13/2014 Iron
Crew Member 11/13/2014 Washington
Crew Member -- Wendy's -- Beaver,UT (N.B 11/13/2014 Beaver
Crew Member 11/10/2014 Utah
Crew Member 11/10/2014 Tooele
Crew Member 11/10/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/10/2014 Utah
Crew Member 11/10/2014 Utah
Crew Member 11/10/2014 Juab
Crew Member 11/10/2014 Kane
Crew Member 11/10/2014 Wasatch
Crew Member 11/10/2014 Sevier
Cashier/Cook 11/13/2014 Cache 7.25
FOOD SERVICE WORKER I 11/21/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker - Full Time - JVW 11/22/2014 Salt Lake
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki - D 10/27/2014 Salt Lake
Team Member 11/13/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew Person 11/13/2014 Utah
Team Member 11/13/2014 Utah
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Utah
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Weber
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Davis
Cook II/Cashier -TOSH 11/21/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/07/2014 Davis
Crew Member 11/14/2014 Weber
Crew Member 11/23/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/23/2014 Utah
Fast Food Attendant - French Meadow - AM 10/27/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Members 11/14/2014 Cache
RESTAURANT WORKERS 11/21/2014 Iron
Deli Workers (Fort Duchesne) 11/05/2014 Uintah
Team Member (Full-Time) 11/26/2014 Davis
Food Service Worker I 11/20/2014 Daggett
Fast Food Attendant - French Meadow - AM 10/27/2014 Salt Lake
Cashier / Prep Cook 11/24/2014 Davis
Food Service Worker 11/19/2014 Salt Lake
Team Member (Part-Time) 10/24/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member 10/24/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member 11/14/2014 Iron
Team Member 11/19/2014 Utah 8.5 13
Food & Beverage Roving Associate 11/21/2014 Summit
Food Service Worker I 10/22/2014 Weber
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki - 4 10/27/2014 Salt Lake
Prepared Foods Production Team Member 11/19/2014 Salt Lake
RESTAURANT WORKER 11/19/2014 Duchesne
Diner Team Member 11/21/2014 Washington 8 9
Food Service Workers 11/05/2014 Salt Lake 9
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki - A 10/27/2014 Salt Lake
Reservations Crew Trainee PT 11/07/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker I 11/18/2014 Weber
Food and Beverage Cashier - Part Time/ W 11/19/2014 Summit
Food & Beverage Supervisor 11/04/2014 Summit
Crew Member 10/31/2014 Box Elder
Team Member (Part-Time) 11/26/2014 Salt Lake
Seasonal Prepared Foods Service Team Mem 11/17/2014 Summit
Crew Member 11/17/2014 Utah
Prepared Foods Service Team Member 10/28/2014 Salt Lake
Temporary Team Member 11/19/2014 Salt Lake 7.25
Deli Team Member 11/07/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service Team Member 11/07/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker 11/07/2014 Davis 8.81 10.25
Crew Member- Orem,Utah 11/12/2014 Utah
FOOD SERVICE WORKER 11/17/2014 Uintah
Restaurant Workers 11/03/2014 Iron 8 8
Prepared Foods Service Team Member 11/22/2014 Summit
Prepared Foods Service Team Member 11/22/2014 Summit
Cafe Workers 11/04/2014 Salt Lake 7.5
Fast Food Attendant - French Meadow - AM 10/27/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/06/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/06/2014 Utah
Crew Member 11/06/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/06/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/06/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/06/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/06/2014 Utah
Crew Member 11/06/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member 11/15/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member 11/15/2014 Salt Lake
Deli Worker 11/13/2014 Duchesne 10 10
Crew Member 11/06/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/06/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/06/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/06/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/06/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/06/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/06/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker - Full Time - JVW 11/22/2014 Salt Lake
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki - A 10/27/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Members 11/11/2014 Iron
Crew Member 11/06/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/06/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/06/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 11/06/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker 10/21/2014 Salt Lake
FOOD SERVICE WORKER II 11/26/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Members 11/12/2014 Salt Lake 7.4 7.4

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

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