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Food Preparation Workers

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $14.99
Statewide median: $23.81

 

This career pays well below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Food Preparation Workers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$12.06 $14.75 $16.07
Minnesota
$13.72 $14.99 $18.62
Central Minnesota
$13.32 $15.15 $18.41
Northeast Minnesota
$12.47 $14.75 $17.79
Northwest Minnesota
$11.96 $14.53 $15.66
Southeast Minnesota
$12.20 $14.63 $17.68
Southwest Minnesota
$12.24 $14.46 $15.99
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$14.60 $15.36 $18.99

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 17,500 workers employed in this large career.

Where do Food Preparation Workers most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is shrinking.

There will be a need for about 15,680 new Food Preparation Workers to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Food Preparation Workers
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 821,200 873,800 52,600 6.4%
Minnesota 9,655 9,233 -422 -4.4%
Central Minnesota 1,195 1,137 -58 -4.9%
Northeast Minnesota 730 703 -27 -3.7%
Northwest Minnesota 944 873 -71 -7.5%
Southeast Minnesota 946 876 -70 -7.4%
Southwest Minnesota 599 560 -39 -6.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5,140 4,994 -146 -2.8%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.




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