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

The average annual and hourly salaries for combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food in the state of Indiana 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 among Indiana metropolitan 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 Indiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,200
25th Percentile Wage
$17,040
50th Percentile Wage
$18,440
75th Percentile Wage
$20,040
90th Percentile Wage
$23,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $23,500. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $18,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,200.

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
$18,440
1.30% 3.04%
2016
$18,200
1.32% -
2015
$17,960
0.84% -
2014
$17,810
-0.39% -
2013
$17,880
0.00% -
2012
$17,880
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food in some Indiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food in state of Indiana ranges from $17,690 to $19,160. The highest paying area for combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food in Indiana is Columbus with a median annual salary of $19,160. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Gary (mean annual salary $18,750). The lowest paying area is Anderson with a median annual salary of $17,690.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Columbus
$19,160
Gary
$18,750
Elkhart-Goshen
$18,700
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$18,540
Fort Wayne
$18,510
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$18,380
Indianapolis-Carmel
$18,370
Kokomo
$18,340
Michigan City-La Porte
$18,230
Terre Haute
$18,200
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$18,180
Muncie
$18,170
Bloomington
$18,030
Lafayette
$17,740
Anderson
$17,690




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