Food Preparation Worker salary in the United States

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Based on 996 income tax records
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How much do Food Preparation Workers make?
The average total salary for a Food Preparation Worker is $23,000 per year. This is based on data from 996 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Food Preparation Worker and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Food Preparation Worker salary can vary between $16,000 to $42,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Food Preparation Worker salary by location

Food Preparation Worker salary by company

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Food Preparation Worker demographics in United States

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83% are single
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17% are married
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27% have kids
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13% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Food Preparation Workers in United States

996 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a food preparation worker in the United States is $23,000 per year. Food preparation worker salaries in the United States can vary between $16,000 to $42,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 996 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as food preparation worker.

The following cities offer the highest salaries for food preparation workers in the United States: San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($35,500 a year), Baltimore Metro Area, MD ($33,000 a year), and New York Metro Area, NY ($32,500 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.