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Food Preparation Worker Salary Information in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of food preparation workers in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of food preparation workers in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Food Preparation Workers in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,560
25th Percentile Wage
$17,650
50th Percentile Wage
$19,490
75th Percentile Wage
$23,050
90th Percentile Wage
$25,940

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food preparation workers in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $25,940. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $16,560.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of food preparation workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$19,490
2.00% -0.41%
2016
$19,100
1.94% -
2015
$18,730
-9.45% -
2014
$20,500
3.17% -
2013
$19,850
1.41% -
2012
$19,570
- -

Table 3. Compare Food Preparation Worker Salary in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $19,490 in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is in the middle of salary range for food preparation workers in state of Pennsylvania. In comparison, the annual salary of food preparation workers in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is 18.2 percent (18.2%) lower than that in the highest paying State College and 4.7 percent (4.7%) higher than that in the lowest paying East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
State College
$23,840
Pittsburgh
$22,970
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$22,690
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$22,660
Philadelphia
$22,550
Newark-Union
$21,550
York-Hanover
$21,460
Williamsport
$21,430
Lancaster
$21,150
Altoona
$21,050
Johnstown
$20,950
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$20,830
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$20,700
Erie
$20,420
Lebanon
$20,270
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$19,930
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$19,510
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$19,490
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$19,450
Reading
$19,390
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$18,580



See also: Top paying jobs in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania.