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)

  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.

2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 9.7011.2712.85
Alaska 12.2510.0710.26 11.2912.8816.65
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 11.9210.0710.15 11.1112.1415.24
Fairbanks North Star Borough 12.5810.0810.52 11.7714.0717.20
Southeast Region 12.7910.0710.14 11.3513.8418.68
Balance of State 13.0010.0810.65 11.7514.6918.43

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
6,2331,374 22.015.4 11.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation2,489
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation470
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 3,491
Number of job position postings 266
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 13.1

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