The average Food Preparation Worker in the United States earns approximately $9.55 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $7.62 per hour and $12.75. Although the greater part lack health benefits of any kind, nearly two in five do enjoy medical insurance, and nearly one in three get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction for Food Preparation Workers is high. There are more female Food Preparation Workers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 68 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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).
$15,792 - $28,738
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107
Job Description for Food Preparation Worker
Set up work stations and lay out plates with finished foods.
Ensure a clean and sanitary work area.
Perform daily tasks like wrapping silverware, washing dishes, and moving trays.
Prepare foods according to standards and guidelines.
Receive and inventory ingredients, goods, and foods.