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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
$8.08 $8.51 $16,800 $17,710 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
Preparation/Production/Backup 10/13/2014 Utah
Prep Cook - SLC Downtown Chili's 09/27/2014 Salt Lake
Associate - Food Services,Part Time 09/03/2014 Salt Lake
Associate- Food Services,Full Time 09/03/2014 Salt Lake
Dietary Aide - PT - Kindred - Wasatch Ca 08/20/2014 Weber
Prep Cook - Layton Chili's 09/27/2014 Davis
Team Member (Part-Time)2331 10/06/2014 Utah
Team Member (Part-Time)-2074 12/24/2014 Salt Lake
Food and Beverage Breakfast Cook - Part 09/27/2014 Summit
Food and Beverage Cook - Full Time/ Wint 09/27/2014 Summit
Food Service Worker I 11/25/2014 Davis
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki - D 10/27/2014 Salt Lake
Cook II/Cashier -TOSH 11/21/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker 12/24/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Members 12/16/2014 Utah
Fast Food Attendant - French Meadow - AM 10/27/2014 Salt Lake
RESTAURANT WORKERS 11/21/2014 Iron
Food Service Worker I 11/20/2014 Daggett
Fast Food Attendant - French Meadow - AM 10/27/2014 Salt Lake
Team Member (Part-Time) 10/24/2014 Salt Lake
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki - 4 10/27/2014 Salt Lake
Reservations Crew Full-Time 12/18/2014 Salt Lake
Reservations Crew Part-Time 12/18/2014 Salt Lake
Reservations Crew Bilingual Part-Time 12/18/2014 Salt Lake
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki - A 10/27/2014 Salt Lake
Cashier - Food Court - Part Time / Winte 11/19/2014 Summit
Cook/Utility worker - Full Time - JVMC 01/08/2015 Salt Lake
Food Prep Worker (Prep Cook) 12/18/2014 San Juan
Team Member (Part-Time) 12/24/2014 Washington
FOOD SERVICE WORKER 11/17/2014 Uintah
Cafe Workers 11/04/2014 Salt Lake 7.5
Fast Food Attendant - French Meadow - AM 10/27/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Team Member 11/15/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker - Full Time - JV Wes 01/21/2015 Salt Lake
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki - A 10/27/2014 Salt Lake
College Crew 12/25/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker 10/21/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker - PRN - JVMC 12/25/2014 Salt Lake
Food Prep/Cashier/Utility Workers 01/04/2015 Salt Lake
Food Prep/Cashier/Utility Workers 01/04/2015 Salt Lake
Crew Members 01/05/2015 Box Elder 7.3
Food Handlers Jobs ($9) 01/23/2015 Davis
Food Handlers Jobs ($9) 01/23/2015 Weber
Deli worker 01/27/2015 Salt Lake 8 8.5
Food Service Worker 01/12/2015 Weber 8 9
Restaurant Worker 01/22/2015 Kane
Server / Cashier 01/06/2015 Tooele
Crew Workers (Ogden) 01/02/2015 Weber 7.75
Crew Members (Layton) 01/02/2015 Davis 7.75
Food & Beverage Server/Cook -Golf Course 01/29/2015 Weber 7.25 7.25
Food Service Worker 01/26/2015 Tooele 8.72 8.72
Lunch Worker 01/26/2015 Kane
Backroom Team Member 01/28/2015 Utah
Restaurant Crew 01/02/2015 Sanpete 7.25
Prepared Foods Service Team Member 01/24/2015 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
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 (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 Worker 01/13/2015 Weber
Food Service Worker 01/13/2015 Salt Lake
Day Crew - All Position 01/15/2015 Salt Lake 9.5
Deli Team Member 01/23/2015 Weber
Cashier/Prep Cook 01/07/2015 Salt Lake
Crew Member 01/06/2015 Davis 7.25 7.25
Cashier/Cook 01/27/2015 Washington
Cashier/Cook 01/27/2015 Washington
FOOD SERVICE WORKER (CM-BK) 01/23/2015 Salt Lake
FOOD SERVICE WORKER 01/23/2015 Salt Lake
FOOD SERVICE WORKER 01/23/2015 Salt Lake
Team Member (Part-Time) - 2180 01/06/2015 Iron
Sort Crew 01/19/2015 Salt Lake 10.5 11
Deli Worker 01/21/2015 Duchesne 10 10
Prepared Foods Service Team Member 01/27/2015 Salt Lake
FOOD SERVICE WORKER 01/27/2015 Salt Lake
Team Member (Part-Time) 01/27/2015 Salt Lake
Backroom Team Member 01/27/2015 Weber
Food Service Worker II 01/28/2015 Salt Lake
Crew Member 01/28/2015 Grand
Deli Workers (Fort Duchesne) 01/16/2015 Uintah
Fast Food Cashier 01/28/2015 Salt Lake
Backroom Team Member 01/20/2015 Salt Lake
Food Service Team Member 01/15/2015 Utah
Food Service Team Member 01/15/2015 Salt Lake
Food Service Team Member 01/15/2015 Utah
Food Service Worker - Dangling Rope 01/20/2015 San Juan
Counter Helper/Cashier/Cook 01/07/2015 Millard 9
Food Service Worker (Magna) 01/12/2015 Salt Lake 8 9
Food & Beverage Supervisor 01/20/2015 Summit
Food Service Worker II 01/21/2015 Salt Lake
Team Member (Part-Time) s2107 01/25/2015 Weber
Food Service Worker - Full Time - DHMC 01/25/2015 Davis
Food Service Worker I 01/28/2015 Kane
Food Service Worker - PRN - JVMC West Va 01/14/2015 Salt Lake
Team Member (Part-Time) 01/07/2015 Davis
Food prep/Kitchen help/Cashier 01/20/2015 Wasatch
Food Service Worker 1 01/26/2015 Weber 7.31 7.31

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

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