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What is the average salary for a Food Preparation Worker?

The average salary of a Food Preparation Worker is $10.2. Salaries start from $8.0 and go up to $13.9. Please note that the average salary for a Food Preparation Worker may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

$0 $13.9
Starting ($7.97)
Junior ($8.56)
Experienced ($9.35)
Senior ($11.3)
Highest ($13.94)
Highest

The top 10% of Food Preparation Workers in United States earn:

$13.9
Senior

The top 25% of Food Preparation Workers in United States earn:

$11.3
Experienced

The middle 50% of Food Preparation Workers in United States earn:

$9.4
Junior

The bottom 25% of Food Preparation Workers in United States earn:

$8.6
Starting

The bottom 10% of Food Preparation Workers in United States earn:

$8.0

Historical salary

Food Preparation Worker salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Nevada 13.1 1
Alaska 12.7 2
Hawaii 11.8 3
Connecticut 11.6 4
Rhode Island 11.5 5
North Dakota 11.5 6
District of Columbia 11.4 7
Washington 11.3 8
New York 11.3 9
Massachusetts 11.2 10
Vermont 11.1 11
Minnesota 11.0 12
Colorado 10.9 13
New Hampshire 10.8 14
Maryland 10.8 15
New Jersey 10.5 16
Maine 10.5 17
Oregon 10.4 18
Wyoming 10.4 19
Ohio 10.4 20
Michigan 10.3 21
Pennsylvania 10.3 22
Florida 10.3 23
California 10.2 24
United States 10.2 25
Virginia 10.1 26
New Mexico 10.1 27
Arizona 9.9 28
Montana 9.9 29
Delaware 9.8 30
Georgia 9.8 31
Kentucky 9.8 32
North Carolina 9.8 33
Virgin Islands 9.7 34
Wisconsin 9.7 35
Idaho 9.7 36
Utah 9.6 37
Illinois 9.6 38
South Carolina 9.6 39
Texas 9.5 40
Missouri 9.5 41
Indiana 9.4 42
Iowa 9.4 43
Tennessee 9.2 44
Alabama 9.2 45
Oklahoma 9.2 46
West Virginia 9.1 47
South Dakota 9.1 48
Kansas 9.1 49
Nebraska 8.9 50
Puerto Rico 8.9 51
Arkansas 8.7 52
Mississippi 8.5 53
Louisiana 8.5 54
Guam 8.3 55

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