Food Preparation salary in the United States

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How much do Food Preparations make?
The average total salary for a Food Preparation is $22,500 per year. This is based on data from 1,325 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Food Preparation and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Food Preparation salary can vary between $15,500 to $41,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Food Preparation demographics in United States

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82% are single
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18% are married
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21% have kids
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12% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Food Preparations in United States

1,325 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a food preparation in the United States is $22,500 per year. Food preparation salaries in the United States can vary between $15,500 to $41,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 1,325 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as food preparation.

The following cities offer the highest salaries for food preparations in the United States: Riverside Metro Area, CA ($29,000 a year), Washington Metro Area, DC ($28,500 a year), and Seattle Metro Area, WA ($28,000 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.