Food Preparation Worker Salary

For Food Preparation Workers, hourly average wages total $9.77 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women make up a slight majority of Food Preparation Workers (57 percent) survey respondents. About a fourth enjoy medical while nearly one in five get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in six. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$7.97 - $12.72
$8
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.77
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.97 - $12.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.48  
Overtime
$5.43 - $19.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$400.00  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,683 - $29,204  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 145

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Job Description for Food Preparation Worker

  • Prepare foods according to standards and guidelines.
  • Receive and inventory ingredients, goods, and foods.
  • Perform daily tasks like wrapping silverware, washing dishes, and moving trays.
  • Set up work stations and lay out plates with finished foods.
  • Ensure a clean and sanitary work area.

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Pay by Experience Level for Food Preparation Worker

Pay by Experience for a Food Preparation Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Food Preparation Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 109 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Food Preparation Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Food Preparation Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 22 salaries. A Food Preparation Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Food Preparation Worker

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Food Preparation Worker Salaries

Experienced
▲9%

Late-Career
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 26%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 73%
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