Income Percentiles by Occupation and Education Level

Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food

Total Income: $

Income Percentile Results

Total Income of $10,000 ranks between the 40.7th and 75.6th percentiles for all education levels. These results were estimated off of 209,833 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food.

50th Percentile (Median) Income for any Education Level: $16,900
75th Percentile: $25,000
95th Percentile: $41,586
99th Percentile: $71,985

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Income Percentile Stats

  • To be in the top 1% for this age range, your household would need an income of $71,985 per year. This would include salary, investments, and any business income.
  • To be in the top 5% for this age range, your household would need an income of $41,586 per year. This would include salary, investments, and any business income.

Income of Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food by Highest Education Level

Total Income of $10,000 ranks for education levels. There is not a lot of data for people with Masters Degrees, Professional Degrees, or Doctoral Degrees, so this data may be misleading.:
  • Compared to Doctoral degree holders this ranks between the 0th and 0th percentiles.
  • Compared to Professional degree beyond a Bachelor's degree holders this ranks between the 15.7th and 41.5th percentiles.
  • Compared to Master's degree holders this ranks between the 27.3th and 59.3th percentiles.
  • Compared to Bachelor's degree holders this ranks between the 23th and 59.4th percentiles.
  • Compared to HS Diploma / GED degree holders this ranks between the 40th and 74.6th percentiles.

Income Percentile Distribution by Education Level

Highest Level of Education for Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food:
  • Other (N/A or Less than HS): 18.9%
  • HS Diploma / GED: 43.2%
  • Associates Degree and Some College: 32.7%
  • Bachelors Degree: 4.5%
  • Masters Degree: 0.6%
  • Professional Degree beyond a Bachelors: 0.1%
  • Doctoral Degree (PHd) : 0%

Most Common Bachelors Degree Majors

  • For Business undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 12.6th and 53.5th percentiles.
  • For Education Administration and Teaching undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 32.9th and 68.4th percentiles.
  • For Social Sciences undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 23.5th and 52.8th percentiles.
  • For Fine Arts undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 20.3th and 54.3th percentiles.
  • For Psychology undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 24.7th and 66.1th percentiles.
  • For Physical Sciences undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 35th and 62.5th percentiles.
  • For Medical and Health Sciences and Services undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 6.7th and 51.8th percentiles.
  • For Biology and Life Sciences undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 19.5th and 62.9th percentiles.
  • For Liberal Arts and Humanities undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 22.7th and 36.4th percentiles.
  • For Engineering undergraduate majors this income ranks between the 59.9th and 83.7th percentiles.
Note: The source data only records undergraduate degree majors, even if a person continues to study.

Treemap of Undergraduate Majors

Methodology and Assumptions

This data was sourced from the person-level data recorded by the American Communities Survey. The version of the survey used was the most recent 5 year revision for data recorded from 2013-2017. These results represent 209,833 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food. The occupation code that was used to generate these results e was 4050 to read more about the occupation codes that the ACS and Census use. These results were generated in R using raw data from the ACS and precalculated in a batch. This data includes all individual income for the survey respondent, so some of the people may have a wage job as well as other income sources. I did not limit to wage income, because many occupations have high portions of entrepreneurs (CEOs, doctors, tradespeople).

Exclusions and Filters Applied:
  • Filtered for people who reported working at least 30 hours a week.
  • High School Graduates and GED graduates were original 2 separate categories that I combined.
  • Anything below High School Graduates is combined into a separate category. I did not include these on the page for space reason but I can.
  • The data has data for associate degree holders and some college and these values are mostly in between the high school and bachelors samples. There doesn't seem to be a significant difference between some college and an associates degree.
  • All ages are included and not separated. I did some initial testing and there is a difference if the data is split out by age, but I wasn't able to consolidate the data into a way that would make it fast to interact with and avoid being too complicated.
  • There may be some confusion around a masters degree vs a professional degree beyond a masters. This was a distinction made in the original raw data that I decided to keep. Because the data is collected by polling people individually, some of the respondents may have mixed up the difference depending on how they phrased their response.
    • Masters Degree : MBA, Masters in Something
    • Professional Degree beyond a Bachelors Degree: Law Degree, Medical School, generally these degrees are credentials for specific careers.
    • Doctoral Degree: PHd