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How much does a Food Preparation Worker make in Illinois?

Average Food Preparation Worker Hourly Wage in Illinois

Food Preparation Workers earn a median hourly wage of $9.47. Hourly wages typically start from $8.68 and go up to $13.30.

Average Food Preparation Worker Yearly Salary in Illinois

Food Preparation Workers earn a median salary of $19,700 per year. Salaries typically start from $18,050 and go up to $27,650.

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    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Wesley College | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Wilmington University | New Castle, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
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Food Preparation Worker Earnings by Seniority

Top End Food Preparation Worker Earnings

The highest earning Food Preparation Workers in Illinois earn:

$13.30
an hour
$27,650
per year
Senior Food Preparation Worker Earnings

Senior Food Preparation Workers in Illinois earn:

$11.12
an hour
$23,140
per year
Experienced Food Preparation Worker Earnings

Experienced Food Preparation Workers in Illinois earn:

$9.47
an hour
$19,700
per year
Junior Food Preparation Worker Earnings

Junior Food Preparation Workers in Illinois earn:

$8.97
an hour
$18,650
per year
Starting Food Preparation Worker Earnings

Starting Food Preparation Workers in Illinois earn:

$8.68
an hour
$18,050
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 79% percent of Food & Drink careers in Illinois. Food Preparation Worker salaries are in the bottom 92% of all careers in Illinois.

Food Science Technologist Salary in Illinois $61k
Nutritionist Salary in Illinois $52k
Food Safety And Quality Technician Salary in Illinois $45k
Caterer Salary in Illinois $43k
Food Batchmaker Salary in Illinois $29k
Baker Salary in Illinois $24k
Restaurant Cook Salary in Illinois $22k
Food Preparation Worker Salary $19k
Hostess Salary in Illinois $19k
Food Server Salary in Illinois $18k

Historical salary for Food Preparation Workers in Illinois

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

How to Become a Food Preparation Worker

Interested in becoming a Food Preparation Worker? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good food preparation worker? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Wesley College | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Wilmington University | New Castle, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
  3. Get Hired

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