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Occupational Profile
Occupation Category
Food preparation and serving related
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Food preparation workers
City, State Workforce Salary (Year) Pay (Hour)
Arecibo, PR170$11,960$5.75
Bangor, ME560$15,250$7.33
Boston, MA15,760$18,180$8.74
Bridgeport, CT2,120$18,770$9.02
Cedar Rapids, IA850$15,950$7.67
Colorado Springs, CO2,880$17,700$8.51
Denver, CO9,690$17,560$8.44
Erie, PA1,860$14,340$6.89
Flint, MI2,360$17,400$8.37
Huntsville, AL1,010$14,460$6.95
Jackson, TN260$15,400$7.40
Lewiston Metro, ME630$16,700$8.03
Mobile, AL1,820$15,290$7.35
Pueblo, CO620$15,350$7.38
Rocky Mount, NC850$13,060$6.28
Salt Lake City Metro, UT6,430$17,070$8.21
Savannah, GA1,830$13,750$6.61
Sherman Metro, TX340$12,930$6.22
Syracuse, NY5,070$15,630$7.51
Topeka, KS1,440$14,610$7.02
Yakima, WA510$15,640$7.52
Percentage Growth Comparative Growth
75.73%
99
11.14%
14
24.96%
32
29.07%
38
32.70%
43
76.04%
100
45.90%
60
33.78%
44
44.44%
58
34.73%
45
15.06%
19
32.60%
42
27.48%
36
22.36%
29
67.82%
89
23.22%
30
16.51%
21
21.37%
28
38.38%
50
57.44%
75
16.04%
21


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