Food Prep Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$24,000
$17,000
$24,000
$33,000
Did you know that the average Food Prep makes $24,295 per year? That's valued at $11.68 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $17,000 and $33,000, meaning Food Preps have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most Food Preps find a job with Hospitality and Retail companies, while others work for Health Care, Manufacturing, and Retail companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Vermont, Connecticut and Massachusetts are the top states in the U.S. to pay Food Preps the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Fargo, ND
$29,286
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Map of Food Prep Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Food Preps earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Food Prep Salary By Location

While a Food Prep can average a salary of $24,295 per year, or $11.68 per hour, there are many opportunities for Food Preps to make more. For example, in Brentwood, NY you might make $29,355 per year. Other high-paying locations include Fargo, ND, Redmond, WA and Redding, CA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Brentwood, NY where the average starting salary is $23,000. The highest paying states for Food Preps include Vermont, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Meanwhile, Texas, South Carolina, and Hawaii offer the lowest salaries.

Average Food Prep Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a Food Prep, being employed by a company such as New Hanover Regional Medical Center or HonorHealth would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Rochester Regional Health and Washington Hospital Healthcare System also report highly competitive salaries for Food Preps.

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Average Food Prep Pay By Industry

The salary for a Food Prep can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for Food Preps tend to be found in Health Care, Manufacturing, and Retail companies. In fact, Food Preps can make a yearly salary of $28,633 while working for Health Care companies.
Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$28,633
$29k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$27,755
$28k
Retail
Retail
$27,065
$27k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$23,191
$23k

Food Prep Salary History

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Food Prep Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Food Prep can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Food Prep Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Food Service Positions-NOW!
Food Service Positions-NOW!
Food Service Positions-NOW!
06/30/2020
06/30/2020
$26,088
$26,088
06/30/2020
Food Service
Food Service
06/22/2020
06/22/2020
$25,044
$25,044
06/22/2020
Ascend Staffing
Ascend Staffing
Food Service
Food Service
Food Service
06/19/2020
06/19/2020
$25,044
$25,044
06/19/2020
Food Service Warehouse Spec
Food Service Warehouse Spec
06/17/2020
06/17/2020
$35,855
$35,855
06/17/2020
Food Service-Substitute
Food Service-Substitute
06/13/2020
06/13/2020
$26,296
$26,296
06/13/2020
3Rd Shift-Plant Services/Sanitation-Rck Foods
3Rd Shift-Plant Services/Sanitation-Rck Foods
06/11/2020
06/11/2020
$29,218
$29,218
06/11/2020
Restaurant Food Prep
Restaurant Food Prep
06/11/2020
06/11/2020
$35,479
$35,479
06/11/2020
Huron-Clinton Metroparks
Huron-Clinton Metroparks
Golf Course Food Service/Beverage Cart (Seasonal)-Indian Springs Metropark
Golf Course Food Service/Beverage Cart (Seasonal)-Indian Springs Metropark
Golf Course Food Service/Beverage Cart (Seasonal)-Indian Springs Metropark
06/05/2020
06/05/2020
$20,348
$20,348
06/05/2020
Food Service Production 2Nd Shift
Food Service Production 2Nd Shift
06/04/2020
06/04/2020
$21,914
$21,914
06/04/2020
Metroparks
Metroparks
Golf Course Food Service-Kensington Metropark 2020
Golf Course Food Service-Kensington Metropark 2020
Golf Course Food Service-Kensington Metropark 2020
06/04/2020
06/04/2020
$21,600
$21,600
06/04/2020