Food preparation worker earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Food preparation worker salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $24,558
Alabama $19,643
Arkansas $19,767
Arizona $23,241
California $24,402
Colorado $21,233
Connecticut $26,430
District of Columbia $29,100
Delaware $20,880
Florida $23,020
Georgia $20,350
Guam $19,420
Hawaii $27,009
Iowa $21,272
Idaho $19,715
Illinois $25,200
Indiana $19,697
Kansas $20,248
Kentucky $19,301
Louisiana $18,350
Massachusetts $27,420
Maryland $24,220
Maine $23,870
Michigan $22,530
Minnesota $26,180
Missouri $20,840
Mississippi $18,540
Montana $22,240
North Carolina $21,660
North Dakota $25,150
Nebraska $22,710
New Hampshire $24,360
New Jersey $22,520
New Mexico $21,460
Nevada $28,130
New York $26,656
Ohio $21,040
Oklahoma $19,880
Oregon $26,770
Pennsylvania $20,265
Puerto Rico $17,830
Rhode Island $27,910
South Carolina $22,540
South Dakota $21,880
Tennessee $22,160
Texas $22,730
Utah $24,030
Virginia $20,640
Virgin Islands $21,500
Vermont $25,840
Washington $28,210
Wisconsin $21,960
West Virginia $20,330
Wyoming $22,600

How do food preparation worker salaries compare to similar careers?

Food preparation workers earn about the same as related careers in Michigan. On average, they make less than butchers but more than hosts and hostesses.

Career Median Salary
Butcher salary $30K
Dietetic technician salary $25K
Baker salary $24K
Restaurant cook salary $24K
Food server salary $24K
Food preparation worker salary $23K
Bartender salary $20K
Barista salary $23K
Host and hostess salary $22K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)