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Employees (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 9.6M
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Average Female Salary


A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Restaurants & Food Services Industry Group. Waiters & waitresses are the most common position, but the Restaurants & Food Services Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Food service managers, compared to other industries. The highest average salary in Restaurants & Food Services goes to Chief executives & legislators.


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Demographic information on the Restaurants & Food Services Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $23,554 and $17,005. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

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Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Restaurants & Food Services Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Food and beverage and tobacco products has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Restaurants & Food Services Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Restaurants & Food Services Industry Group is Miscellaneous professional, scientific, and technical services.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

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The closest comparable data for Restaurants & Food Services is from Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation, and food services.
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Growth projections of the Restaurants & Food Services Industry Group, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 0.6% in the next ten years. The Restaurants & Food Services Industry Group has the same projected workforce growth at 0.6%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (2.1%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (2.2%). Computer systems analysts is the occupation within Restaurants & Food Services expected to see the most growth in the next ten years.

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