The average wage for a Food Preparation Worker is $9.12 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Food Preparation Worker Total Pay (?
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$7.51 - $11.63
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.51 - $11.63  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.85  
Overtime
$12.26 - $18.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $357.59  
   
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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$15,658 - $26,412  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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.
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Experience Affects Food Preparation Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$19,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%
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Gender
Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 60%
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