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Food Aide Demographics in the US

Food Aide Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among food aides is White, which makes up 63.1% of all food aides. Comparatively, there are 14.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 12.3% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 63.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 14.2%
  • Black or African American, 12.3%
  • Asian, 6.1%
  • Unknown, 3.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.9%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Food Aides

The chart below shows that 29.4% of food aides speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Turkish at 11.8% and Albanian is the third-most popular at 11.8%.

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  • Spanish, 29.4%
  • Turkish, 11.8%
  • Albanian, 11.8%
  • Macedonian, 11.8%
  • Croatian, 11.8%
  • Other, 23.4%

Types of Food Aide Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for food aides. The most common degree for food aides is high school diploma. In fact, 37% of food aides earn that degree. A close second is bachelor's degree with 17% and rounding it off is associate degree with 10%.

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  • High School Diploma degree, 37%
  • Bachelors degree, 17%
  • Associate degree, 10%
  • Diploma degree, 7%
  • Other Degrees, 29%

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Food Aide Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ food aides. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most food aides is the health care industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire food aides.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Food Aide Work In

Employees with the food aide job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most food aides prefer to work at private companies over education companies.

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Education

Public

Private

Government

Top Industries Hiring Food Aides

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ food aides. Those industries include health care, non profits and hospitality.

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Health Care

Non Profits

Hospitality

Professional

Education

Food Aide Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as food aides. Keep reading to find out what the results for food aides were.

Food Aide Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among food aides.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Food Aide Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the food aide position over time.

Male
Female
45%
43%
40%
38%
35%
33%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Food Aide Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of food aides changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Average Age of a Food Aide Based On Race And Gender

We determined the average age of food aides based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

The Average Number of Years That Food Aide Stay in a Job

By looking over 361 food aides resumes, we figured out that the average food aide enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 38%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Food Aide Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of food aide employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of food aides is 20-30 years old, which represents 41% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Food Aide Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, saucier and vacuum kettle cook have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Diet Clerk16%80%
Dietary Clerk16%80%
School Cafeteria Cook20%77%
Food Aide35%57%
Line Cook/Dishwasher79%17%
Vacuum Kettle Cook81%16%
Saucier84%9%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Saucier
Vacuum Kettle Cook
Line Cook/Dishwasher
Food Aide
School Cafeteria Cook
Dietary Clerk
Diet Clerk
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Food Aides with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to food aides.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Dish Washer7.11%
Food Aide7.12%
Bar Back7.39%
Lead Hostess8.08%
Grill Cook8.79%
Customer Service And Serving9.75%
Concession Worker11.55%

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Food Aide Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$22,810
female-income
Female Income
$22,631

Food Aide Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Hispanic or Latino men and Asian men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$23,180
$23,009
$22,838
$22,667
$22,496
$22,325
$22,154
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Food Aide Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$22,828
Some College/ Associate Degree$23,359
Bachelor's Degree$23,505
Master's Degree$24,665

Food Aide Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$25,250
$24,665
$24,080
$23,495
$22,910
$22,325
$21,740
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

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