Food Preparation Workers in the United States take home approximately $9.52 per hour on average. Compensation ranges from $7.65 per hour on the lower end to $12.87 on the higher end. Women account for the majority of Food Preparation Workers who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over a half lack coverage. On the flip side, more than two-fifths have medical insurance and one in three receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Food Preparation Workers. This overview is based on answers to 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).
$15,838 - $28,757
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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.