United States Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers in Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations Aged 16yrs+
Updated on May 14, 2022.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2021, the median weekly earnings (without seasonal adjustment) of full-time working Blacks aged 16 years and over in the United States who work in food preparation and serving related occupations, was $544; that of Whites in the same age group and occupation group was $570, and that of Asians in the same age group and occupation group was $665. Also, the median weekly earnings of Hispanics or Latinos, of all racial backgrounds, in the same age group and occupation group was $564.

In more simple terms, the median weekly earnings of Black workers who work in food preparation and serving related occupations was 95.4% of that of their White colleagues, and 81.8% of that of their Asian colleagues who also work in food preparation and serving related occupations. In the same vein, the median weekly earnings of White workers who work in food preparation and serving related occupations was 85.7% of that of their Asian colleagues in food preparation and serving related occupations.

A closer look at the median weekly earnings of full-time U.S. workers who work in food preparation and serving related occupations in 2021 by race, hispanic or latino ethnicity, and gender, also reveals the following rankings:

  1. Asian Men: $717
  2. White Men: $598
  3. Hispanic or Latino Men: $597
  4. Asian Women: $568
  5. Black Men: $549
  6. Black Women: $540
  7. White Women: $525
  8. Hispanic or Latino Women: $512

The charts and tables below shows the historical median weekly earnings by race and hispanic or latino ethnicity as well as by gender (without seasonal adjustment), for full-time U.S. workers who work in food preparation and serving related occupations from 2015 to 2021.

You may also be interested in similar data for several other occupation groups here.

Note: The data for Hispanics or Latinos refers to hispanics or latinos of all racial backgrounds.

U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers in Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations Aged 16yrs+ ($)
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U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Race, Ethnicity, and Gender of Full-Time Workers in Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations Aged 16yrs+ ($)
Black Men
Black Women
White Men
White Women
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Asian Women
Hispanic or Latino Men
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U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations Aged 16yrs+ ($)
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Year Black ($) White ($) Asian ($) Hispanic ($)
2,015 403 454 483 420
2,016 422 467 524 454
2,017 443 487 519 467
2,018 464 505 534 507
2,019 503 521 595 521
2,020 497 533 582 552
2,021 544 570 665 564
U.S. Men Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers in Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations Aged 16yrs+ ($)
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Year Black Men ($) White Men($) Asian Men ($) Hispanic Men ($)
2,015 412 492 518 456
2,016 424 493 582 481
2,017 452 504 589 495
2,018 481 546 577 560
2,019 538 572 624 564
2,020 517 575 614 587
2,021 549 598 717 597
U.S. Women Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers in Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations Aged 16yrs+ ($)
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Year Black Women ($) White Women($) Asian Women ($) Hispanic Women ($)
2,015 396 418 411 395
2,016 420 437 477 418
2,017 435 465 482 424
2,018 448 472 512 450
2,019 477 493 538 486
2,020 462 509 532 517
2,021 540 525 568 512

U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity for Other Occupation Groups

See also the median weekly earnings by race and ethnicity for the following occupation groups in the United States, or use similar links here. You can also see the median weekly earnings by gender of many occupation groups, as well as many specific occupations.