Average Base Pay
12.25% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Food Preparation Workers role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $20,250. A Food Preparation Workers candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $22,300. A person in a mid-career Food Preparation Workers role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $25,480 a year. Food Preparation Workers with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $29,520. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Food Preparation Workers role’s annual salary averages $32,280 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Food Preparation Workers position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $25,480 higher than the national average for Food Preparation Workers positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Food Preparation Workers roles that can advance both internally and with another company.