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How much does a Food Preparation Worker make in North Carolina?

Average Food Preparation Worker Hourly Wage in North Carolina

Food Preparation Workers earn a median hourly wage of $9.24. Hourly wages typically start from $7.78 and go up to $13.01.

Average Food Preparation Worker Yearly Salary in North Carolina

Food Preparation Workers earn a median salary of $19,210 per year. Salaries typically start from $16,180 and go up to $27,050.

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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 North Carolina earn:

$13.01
an hour
$27,050
per year
Senior Food Preparation Worker Earnings

Senior Food Preparation Workers in North Carolina earn:

$11.00
an hour
$22,880
per year
Experienced Food Preparation Worker Earnings

Experienced Food Preparation Workers in North Carolina earn:

$9.24
an hour
$19,210
per year
Junior Food Preparation Worker Earnings

Junior Food Preparation Workers in North Carolina earn:

$8.33
an hour
$17,320
per year
Starting Food Preparation Worker Earnings

Starting Food Preparation Workers in North Carolina earn:

$7.78
an hour
$16,180
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 North Carolina. Food Preparation Worker salaries are in the bottom 92% of all careers in North Carolina.

Food Science Technologist Salary in North Carolina $66k
Restaurant Manager Salary in North Carolina $56k
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Salary in North Carolina $51k
Culinary Chef Salary in North Carolina $47k
Dietetic Technician Salary in North Carolina $27k
Food Batchmaker Salary in North Carolina $23k
Pastry Chef Salary in North Carolina $21k
Food Preparation Worker Salary $19k
Food Server Salary in North Carolina $18k
Barista Salary in North Carolina $18k

Historical salary for Food Preparation Workers in North Carolina

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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