Food Preparation Worker Salary

Food Preparation Workers in the United States pull down an average of $9.84 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Roughly a fourth get medical and dental insurance, and just under one in five get vision plans, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$7.93 - $13.25
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$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.84
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Hourly Data $0$18
Hourly Rate $7.93 - $13.25
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $2.77
Overtime $5.23 - $18.67
Annual Data $0$30K
Bonus $400.00
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$16,646 - $30,132
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 155

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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.

Food Preparation Worker Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Food Preparation Worker?

Food Preparation Worker in Festus:
"To keep my mouth shut."
No short cuts do it right.

Food Preparation Worker in Attleboro:
"It is fun."
Pros: Serving people with disabilities.
Cons: It is very hard and demanding work.

Key Stats for Food Preparation Worker

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Food Preparation Worker Salaries

Experienced
▲8%

Late-Career
▲6%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 26%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 72%
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