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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

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
1,926 2,354 2.2 100 1
567 723 2.8 30 1
1,155 1,517 3.1 70 1
5,801 7,254 2.5 310 1
5,801 7,604 3.1 340 1
12,870 15,697 2.2 640 1
757 955 2.6 40 4
1,242 1,799 4.5 90 1
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 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 I 03/27/2014 Davis
Food Service Worker I 02/26/2014 Tooele
FOOD SVC WKR 07/09/2014 Salt Lake 8.72
Food Service Worker - Full Time - Nutrit 01/23/2014 Davis
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
Dish/Prep 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Dish/Prep 07/09/2014 Weber
Dish/Prep 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Preparation/Production/Backup 07/09/2014 Washington
Preparation/Production/Backup 07/09/2014 Utah
Preparation/Production/Backup 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Preparation/Production/Backup 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Preparation/Production/Backup 07/09/2014 Weber
Preparation/Production/Backup 07/09/2014 Cache
Preparation/Production/Backup 07/09/2014 Davis
Preparation/Production/Backup 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Preparation/Production/Backup 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Preparation/Production/Backup 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Preparation/Production/Backup 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker I 02/24/2014 Daggett
FOOD SVC WKR 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Food Prep Worker (Prep Cook) 07/09/2014 San Juan
Food Service Worker I 05/12/2014 Kane
Crew Member 07/09/2014 Washington
Dietary Aide - Varied Shifts - PT - Kind 06/24/2014 Washington
Crew Member,Midvale Utah 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member - West Valley City,UT 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member Dayside - Lehi UT 07/09/2014 Utah
Closing Crew Member 04/27/2014 Grand 9.5 10
Food Service Worker/Utility - PRN - JVMC 07/24/2014 Salt Lake
Preparation/Production/Backup 07/09/2014 Utah
Full Part Time Crew Members 05/09/2014 Summit
Food Service Worker III 05/15/2014 Tooele
Kitchen Help 05/27/2014 Salt Lake
Server - American Fork Chili's 07/09/2014 Utah
Crew Members & Shift Managers 05/28/2014 Summit 7.5 10
Server - Sandy Chili's 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Server - Parrish Lane Chili's 07/09/2014 Davis
Crew Workers / Cashiers 05/22/2014 Beaver 7.25
Fast Food Attendant - Smashburger - PM S 07/11/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service 07/07/2014 Salt Lake
Food Handler Permit Production Worker 06/25/2014 Utah
Food Handler Permit Production Worker 07/14/2014 Utah
Cashier/Deli Worker 07/23/2014 Salt Lake
Food Handler Permit Production Worker 06/30/2014 Utah
Food Service Worker I 07/08/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service Worker I 07/08/2014 Salt Lake
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki - P 07/15/2014 Salt Lake
Server at Pizza Restaurant 07/09/2014 Duchesne
Line,Prep & Wok Cooks 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Line Cook - Prep Cook 07/22/2014 Utah 8 11
Crew Member, Clinton 07/15/2014 Davis
Breakfast Bar Attendant 07/21/2014 Grand
cook/cashier 06/29/2014 Weber
Fast Food Attendant - Smashburger - 2PM 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Team Members 07/01/2014 Carbon
Dietary Aide - PT - Kindred - Wasatch Ca 07/09/2014 Weber
Counter Helper/Cashier/Cook 06/30/2014 Millard 9
Food Service Worker 07/14/2014 Weber
Crew Member 07/17/2014 Utah
Deli Worker 07/02/2014 Salt Lake
Kitchen Attendant 07/18/2014 Salt Lake 8.5 9
Food Service Worker 07/19/2014 Salt Lake
Nauvoo Cafe 07/10/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Members 07/02/2014 Uintah 7.25
Food Service Worker 07/09/2014 Iron 9.6
Crew Member 07/10/2014 Utah
Crew Member 07/10/2014 Utah
Crew Member 07/10/2014 Utah
Crew Member 07/10/2014 Sevier
Crew Member 07/10/2014 Utah
Crew Member 07/10/2014 Juab
Crew Member 07/10/2014 Kane
Crew Member 07/10/2014 Wasatch
Crew Member 07/10/2014 Tooele
Fast Food Attendant - Greek Souvlaki - 4 07/17/2014 Salt Lake
Fast Food Attendant - French Meadow - PM 07/10/2014 Salt Lake
Prepared Foods Service Team Member 07/10/2014 Salt Lake
Prepared Foods Team Trainer 07/10/2014 Salt Lake
Line,Prep & Wok Cooks 07/09/2014 Davis
Cook Helper (Temporary) 07/16/2014 Salt Lake 9.74 9.74
Food Handler Permit Production Worker 06/17/2014 Utah
Food Service Worker - Full Time - DHMC 07/09/2014 Davis
Crew Workers / Cashiers 07/11/2014 Beaver 7.25
Part-Time Food Server Temporary 07/02/2014 Weber
Food Service Worker 07/14/2014 Cache
Dietary Aide 07/15/2014 Duchesne
Food Service Worker - Full Time - DHMC 07/24/2014 Davis
Crew Member 06/03/2014 Tooele
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Food Preparation and Serving 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Weber
Team Member 07/09/2014 Davis
Food Handler Permit Production Worker 07/22/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Sanpete
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Weber
Team Member 07/09/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Uintah
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 07/09/2014 Weber
Food Preparation and Serving 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Utah
Food Service Worker - Full Time - DHMC 07/24/2014 Davis
Cook II/Cashier -TOSH 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Crew Member 07/18/2014 Sevier
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Box Elder
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Washington
Food Preparation and Serving 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Washington
Associate - Food Services,Part Time 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Fast Food Attendant - Salt Lake Pizza &a 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
ALL RESTAURANT POSITIONS 07/09/2014 Weber
Prepared Foods Service Team Member 07/22/2014 Salt Lake
Cook 07/22/2014 Salt Lake
Prepared Foods Service Team Member 07/22/2014 Summit
Pizza and Sandwich Cook 07/03/2014 Kane 8 9
Kitchen Attendant 07/22/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Washington
Food Preparation and Serving 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Team Member 07/09/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Sevier
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Foods Service Workers 06/26/2014 Salt Lake
Cashier Barista - Food Services,Full Tim 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 24/7 07/09/2014 Utah
Associate- Food Services,Full Time 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Dietary Aide/Cook 07/18/2014 Weber
Royal Street Cafe Cook II,Full-time 07/09/2014 Summit
Silver Lake Cook I Full-time 07/09/2014 Summit
Crew Member 07/13/2014 Iron
Crew Member -- Wendy's -- Beaver,UT 07/13/2014 Beaver
Crew Member 07/13/2014 Washington
Fast Food Attendant - French Meadow - PM 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Fast Food Attendant - Smashburger - PM S 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Fast Food Attendant - French Meadow - PM 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Food Handler Permit Production Worker 07/15/2014 Utah
Prep Cooks 07/16/2014 Box Elder 7.25 9
Breakfast Attendant 07/21/2014 Sevier 7.25
Restaurant Workers (Cooks/Servers) 06/18/2014 Cache 7.25
Line,Prep & Wok Cooks - $150.00 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Line Cook - American Fork Chili's 07/09/2014 Utah
Dietary Aide - PT - Kindred - Wasatch Ca 07/18/2014 Weber
Prep Cook - Centennial Park Chili's 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Prep Cook - American Fork Chili's 07/09/2014 Utah
Prep Cook - West Valley (Mav Center) Chi 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Prep Cook - St George Chili's 07/09/2014 Washington
Prep Cook - West Jordan Chili's 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Prep Cook - Riverton Chili's 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Prep Cook - Harrisville Chili's 07/09/2014 Weber
Prep Cook - Midvale Chili's 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Prep Cook - Orem Chili's 07/09/2014 Utah
Prep Cook - Sandy Chili's 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Prep Cook - Riverdale Utah Chili's 07/09/2014 Weber
Prep Cook - Cedar City Chili's 07/09/2014 Iron
Prep Cook - Parrish Lane Chili's 07/09/2014 Davis
Restaurant Workers (Cooks/Servers) 06/18/2014 Rich 7.25
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Washington
Team Member 07/09/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Beaver
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Iron
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 07/09/2014 Weber
Team Member 07/09/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Cache
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew 24/7 07/09/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Cache
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Cache
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Millard
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Utah
Team Member 07/09/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 07/09/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Utah
Food Preparation and Serving 07/09/2014 Utah
Prep Cook - Layton Chili's 07/09/2014 Davis
Deli Workers (Fort Duchesne) 06/23/2014 Uintah
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Duchesne
Food Preparation and Serving 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 24/7 07/09/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 07/09/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Iron
Team Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Tooele
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 07/09/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Team Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 07/09/2014 Davis
Cook - Wing Nutz 06/18/2014 Salt Lake
Kitchen Worker 07/09/2014 Box Elder
sandwich artist 06/04/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Carbon
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Food Preparation and Serving 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Summit
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 07/09/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Team Member 07/09/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Team Member 07/09/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Cache
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Grand
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Tooele
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Davis
Food Preparation and Serving 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Team Member 07/09/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Kane
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 07/09/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Weber
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 07/09/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Utah
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 07/09/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew Person 07/09/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 07/09/2014 Davis
Team Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Box Elder
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Kane
Restaurant Crew Person,Morning Shift 07/09/2014 Davis
Restaurant Crew 07/09/2014 Box Elder
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Restaurant Crew Member 07/09/2014 Salt Lake
Food Service Cook 07/07/2014 Salt Lake 8.5 9
Customer Service/Sandwich Maker 07/14/2014 Sevier
Grand County Food Bank Coordinator 07/14/2014 Grand

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

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