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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
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 05/07/2015 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker 12/24/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member 02/14/2015 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member 02/05/2015 Iron
Food Prep Worker (Prep Cook) 12/18/2014 San Juan
Crew Member- Orem,Utah 01/30/2015 Utah
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki - A 10/27/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 01/30/2015 Utah
Restaurant Team Member 02/05/2015 Utah
Fast Food Crew Members 02/18/2015 Duchesne 8
FOOD SVC WORKER Job 03/05/2015 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker 03/03/2015 Salt Lake
Cashier/ Utility Worker (Marina) Boat n 02/21/2015 San Juan
Sandwich Artist / Cashier 03/05/2015 Beaver 8.5
Food Service Worker - Dangling Rope 02/12/2015 San Juan
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
Co-Worker 05/05/2015 Salt Lake 8 9
Part-Time Food Server 04/30/2015 Weber
Fast Food Attendant-Greek Souvlaki- PM S 03/30/2015 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker/ Janitorial 05/06/2015 Utah 9.75 9.75
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki - A 03/30/2015 Salt Lake
Crew members 04/07/2015 Salt Lake
Pizza and Sandwich Cook 05/04/2015 Kane 8 9
Pizza and Sandwich Cook 05/04/2015 Kane 8 9
Crew Member - Shift Lead 04/09/2015 Washington
Crew Member - Shift Lead 04/09/2015 Washington
Food Service Worker - Part Time - DHMC 04/11/2015 Davis
Restaurant Team Member 04/11/2015 Sevier
Fast Food Attendant - French Meadow - AM 05/07/2015 Salt Lake
Crew Member @ Steak 'n Shake Centerville 05/06/2015 Davis
DELI WORKER 04/27/2015 Duchesne
FOOD & BEVERAGE LEAD 05/07/2015 Summit
CAFE LINE COOK 05/07/2015 Summit
All Around 05/04/2015 Grand
Food Service Worker - PRN - SLRMC 04/23/2015 Salt Lake
Associate- Food Services,Full Time 03/25/2015 Salt Lake
Associate - Food Services,Part Time 03/25/2015 Salt Lake
Food Handlers Jobs ($9) 04/30/2015 Davis
Food Handlers Jobs ($9) 04/29/2015 Weber
Fast Food Attendant - SL Pizza & Pasta - 04/18/2015 Salt Lake
Food prep/Kitchen help/Cashier 04/04/2015 Wasatch
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki - A 03/30/2015 Salt Lake
Team Member - A&W 04/29/2015 Box Elder
Restaurant Team Member (Crew) 04/28/2015 Utah
Restaurant Team Member (Crew) 04/28/2015 Box Elder
Restaurant Team Member (Crew) 04/28/2015 Davis
Restaurant Team Member (Crew) 04/28/2015 Davis
Restaurant Team Member (Crew) 04/28/2015 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member (Crew) 04/28/2015 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member (Crew) 04/28/2015 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member (Crew) 04/28/2015 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member (Crew) 04/28/2015 Davis
Restaurant Team Member (Crew) 04/28/2015 Cache
Restaurant Team Member (Crew) 04/28/2015 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member (Crew) 04/28/2015 Utah
Restaurant Team Member (Crew) 04/28/2015 Utah
Restaurant Team Member (Crew) 04/28/2015 Utah
Restaurant Team Member (Crew) 04/28/2015 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member (Crew) 04/28/2015 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member (Crew) 04/28/2015 Utah
Restaurant Team Member (Crew) 04/28/2015 Utah
Restaurant Team Member (Crew) 04/28/2015 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member (Crew) 04/28/2015 Washington
Restaurant Team Member (Crew) 04/28/2015 Salt Lake
Team Member (Part-Time) 05/06/2015 Utah
Fast Food Crew Members - Park City 04/28/2015 Summit 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - Wellsville 04/28/2015 Cache 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - Tremonton 04/28/2015 Box Elder 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - Layton 04/28/2015 Davis 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - Ogden 04/28/2015 Weber 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - Brigham City 04/28/2015 Box Elder 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - Logan 04/28/2015 Cache 7.25 9
Fast Food Crew Members - Salt Lake City 04/28/2015 Salt Lake 7.25 9
Crew Member 04/28/2015 Salt Lake 11 13
Fast Food Attendant - Smashburger - PM S 04/30/2015 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker PRN 03/25/2015 Utah
CASHIER/FOOD SVC WORKER Job 04/03/2015 Salt Lake
Fast Food Attendant-Greek Souvlaki- AM S 03/30/2015 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
Fast Food Attendant - Smashburger - PM S 03/30/2015 Salt Lake
Food & Beverage Supervisor - WorldMa 04/22/2015 Summit
Team Member (Part-Time)-1444 03/19/2015 Salt Lake
Team Member (Part-Time)-2331 04/17/2015 Utah
Cooks / Cashiers 03/19/2015 Rich
Deli Part time Outfitter 03/29/2015 Utah
Barista ~ Fraiche Cafe ~ Part Time 04/01/2015 Utah 8 9
Prepared Foods Service Team Member 05/01/2015 Salt Lake
CASHIER/FOOD SVC WORKER Job 03/08/2015 Salt Lake
Deli Workers (Fort Duchesne) 04/29/2015 Uintah
Fast Food Attendant - French Meadow - AM 04/06/2015 Salt Lake
Fast Food Attendant - French Meadow - AM 04/10/2015 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker - Part Time (With Be 04/14/2015 Davis
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki - A 04/30/2015 Salt Lake
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki - A 04/30/2015 Salt Lake
Fast Food Attendant-Greek Souvlaki- PM S 04/30/2015 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker 03/19/2015 Salt Lake 12.85
Team Member (Part-Time) 04/30/2015 Tooele
Papa John's Pizza Positions 04/15/2015 Salt Lake
Cook/Kitchen Attendant 04/28/2015 Salt Lake
Crew Members (Ogden) 04/30/2015 Weber 7.5
Full and part time Crew Members 04/23/2015 Salt Lake
Full and part time Crew Members 04/23/2015 Salt Lake
Full and part time Crew Members 04/23/2015 Salt Lake
Full and part time Crew Members 04/23/2015 Salt Lake
FOOD SERVICE WORKER ~ USD 04/27/2015 Uintah
Food Service Worker I 04/28/2015 Salt Lake
2379-Team Member (Part-Time) 04/06/2015 Utah
Food & Beverage Associate 04/30/2015 Salt Lake
Prepared Foods Service Team Member 05/13/2015 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member Crew (Layton) 05/20/2015 Davis
Bottling Workers 05/22/2015 Weber 10 10
Crew Members 05/12/2015 Sevier
Food Intake Worker 05/14/2015 Utah 9.75
Cashier/Cook 05/12/2015 Carbon 7.25
Food Service Worker I 05/12/2015 Cache
Food Handlers Jobs ($9) 05/11/2015 Davis
Food Handlers Jobs ($9) 05/11/2015 Weber
Restaurant Team Member Crew (1104 Sandy) 05/14/2015 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member Crew (953 West Bo 05/14/2015 Davis
Restaurant Team Member Crew (974 Sugarho 05/14/2015 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member Crew (954 Fort Un 05/14/2015 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member Crew (954 Fort Un 05/14/2015 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member Crew (974 Sugarho 05/14/2015 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member Crew (953 West Bo 05/14/2015 Davis
Restaurant Team Member Crew (1104 Sandy) 05/14/2015 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker I 05/14/2015 Tooele
Crew Members 05/08/2015 Weber
Food Handlers Jobs (Not Fast Food) 05/26/2015 Davis
Food Handlers Jobs (Not Fast Food) 05/26/2015 Weber
Cook/Cashier 05/13/2015 Weber
Food Handlers Jobs ($9) 05/11/2015 Davis
Food Handlers Jobs ($9) 05/11/2015 Weber
ATTENDANT,CATERING (PART-TIME) Job 05/09/2015 Iron
Sort Crew 05/25/2015 Salt Lake 11
Spice Prep Worker 05/08/2015 Washington
Cashier / Food Preparation 05/18/2015 Utah 8 8
Cashier/Server 05/18/2015 Davis 8 9
Deli/BBQ worker and cashier 05/20/2015 Salt Lake
Food & Beverage Roving Associate 05/21/2015 Summit
FOOD SERVICE WORKER 05/16/2015 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker I 05/19/2015 Salt Lake
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki - S 05/11/2015 Salt Lake
Galvanizing Worker 05/15/2015 Davis 11
Cinnabon Crew Member 05/22/2015 Davis
Cinnabon Crew Member 05/22/2015 Davis
Cinnabon Crew Member 05/22/2015 Utah
Food Server Worker 05/20/2015 Davis 9.47 9.47
Food Service Worker I 05/16/2015 Davis
Fast Food Attendant - French Meadow - AM 05/11/2015 Salt Lake
Nutritional Service Cook 05/15/2015 Utah
FOOD SERVICE WORKER 05/23/2015 Salt Lake
Crew Members 05/13/2015 Iron 7.25 8
Crew Members 05/13/2015 Iron 7.25 8
Cashier/Server at Ogden's Zephry Grill 05/15/2015 Salt Lake
Nutritional Service Cook 05/15/2015 Utah

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

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