Combined Food Preparation and Serving Worker, Including Fast Food Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food amongst Iowa areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,460
25th Percentile Wage
$17,510
50th Percentile Wage
$19,280
75th Percentile Wage
$22,770
90th Percentile Wage
$27,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $27,260. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,460.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$19,280
3.94% 7.37%
2016
$18,520
2.21% -
2015
$18,110
1.16% -
2014
$17,900
-0.11% -
2013
$17,920
0.33% -
2012
$17,860
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food in state of Iowa ranges from $18,820 to $20,920. The highest paying area for combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food in Iowa is Iowa City with a median annual salary of $20,920. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Ames (mean annual salary $20,650). The lowest paying area is Waterloo-Cedar Falls with a median annual salary of $18,820.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Iowa City
$20,920
Ames
$20,650
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$19,500
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$19,450
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$19,390
Dubuque
$19,310
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$19,240
Cedar Rapids
$19,200
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$19,120
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$18,830
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$18,820




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