Food preparation workers are most often employed by the Restaurants & Food Services industry. The average yearly wage for Food preparation workers was $14,005 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Food preparation workers by wage are Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food, Miscellaneous food preparation & serving related workers, including dining room & cafeteria attendants & bartender helpers, and Cashiers.
Food preparation workers are part of the Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations, along with Chefs & head cooks, Firstline supervisors of food preparation & serving workers, Cooks, Food preparation workers, Bartenders, Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food, Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, & coffee shop, Waiters & waitresses, Food servers, nonrestaurant, Dishwashers, Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop, and Miscellaneous food preparation & serving related workers, including dining room & cafeteria attendants & bartender helpers
The top 3 locations that employ the most Food preparation workers are Reno City PUMA, NV, Denver City (Southeast) PUMA, CO, and Hawaii County PUMA, HI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Food preparation workers are Sarasota County (East) PUMA, FL, Windsor, Windham & Orange Counties PUMA, VT, and Buffalo City (West) PUMA, NY.