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How much does a Food Preparation Worker make in California?

Average Food Preparation Worker Hourly Wage in California

Food Preparation Workers earn a median hourly wage of $10.36. Hourly wages typically start from $9.18 and go up to $14.48.

Average Food Preparation Worker Yearly Salary in California

Food Preparation Workers earn a median salary of $21,550 per year. Salaries typically start from $19,090 and go up to $30,110.

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Food Preparation Worker Earnings by Seniority

Top End Food Preparation Worker Earnings

The highest earning Food Preparation Workers in California earn:

$14.48
an hour
$30,110
per year
Senior Food Preparation Worker Earnings

Senior Food Preparation Workers in California earn:

$12.05
an hour
$25,070
per year
Experienced Food Preparation Worker Earnings

Experienced Food Preparation Workers in California earn:

$10.36
an hour
$21,550
per year
Junior Food Preparation Worker Earnings

Junior Food Preparation Workers in California earn:

$9.37
an hour
$19,480
per year
Starting Food Preparation Worker Earnings

Starting Food Preparation Workers in California earn:

$9.18
an hour
$19,090
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Food Preparation Worker salary comparison

Food Preparation Workers earn less than 89% percent of Food & Drink careers in California. Food Preparation Worker salaries are in the bottom 93% of all careers in California.

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Historical salary for Food Preparation Workers in California

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Food Preparation Worker

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