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Hospitality & Tourism

Food Preparation Workers

Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.

Salary Breakdown

Food Preparation Workers

Average

$19,000

ANNUAL

Entry Level

$15,000

ANNUAL

Mid Level

$20,500

ANNUAL

Expert Level

$26,000

ANNUAL


Projected Jobs

Food Preparation Workers

17,350

Projected job openings through 2028


Sample Career Roadmap

Food Preparation Workers


Top Expected Tasks

Food Preparation Workers


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Food Preparation Workers

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

KNOWLEDGE

Administration and Management

KNOWLEDGE

Public Safety and Security

KNOWLEDGE

Food Production

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

SKILL

Active Listening

SKILL

Speaking

SKILL

Social Perceptiveness

SKILL

Coordination

SKILL

Service Orientation

ABILITY

Near Vision

ABILITY

Oral Expression

ABILITY

Arm-Hand Steadiness

ABILITY

Manual Dexterity

ABILITY

Information Ordering


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