Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (35-3021)

Occupation description:  Perform duties which combine preparing and serving food and nonalcoholic beverages.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 4,6955,263 12.157 161218
United States 3,159,7003,503,200 10.934,350 102,110136,460

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with very high employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 9.848.088.67 9.3510.6512.18
Alaska 11.649.759.76 10.4211.9415.95
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 11.189.759.76 10.0611.4814.31
Fairbanks North Star Borough 11.989.759.77 10.8513.3017.01
Southeast Region 12.369.759.76 10.9013.3819.03
Balance of State 12.919.7610.04 11.3915.0018.97

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
6,9141,586 22.913.8 9.6
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation2,598
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation476
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 3,152
Number of job position postings 460
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 6.9

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

Alaska CHARR   (Anchorage)

Alaska Hospitality Retailers   (Anchorage)
Certified Food Protection Manager Certificate

Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Certified Food Protection Manager Certification
Cottage Foods