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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 data 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [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
$16,230
25th Percentile Wage
$17,300
50th Percentile Wage
$19,100
75th Percentile Wage
$22,500
90th Percentile Wage
$25,340

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 $25,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $16,230.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$7.80
25th Percentile Wage
$8.32
50th Percentile Wage
$9.18
75th Percentile Wage
$10.82
90th Percentile Wage
$12.18

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for food preparation workers in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $12.18. The median hourly salary is $9.18. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $7.80.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of food preparation workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201619,1001.94%-2.46%
201518,730-9.45%-
201420,5003.17%-
201319,8501.41%-
201219,570--

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 $19,100 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 16.6 percent (16.6%) lower than that in the highest paying Pittsburgh and 2.7 percent (2.7%) higher than that in the lowest paying East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Pittsburgh
$22,910
State College
$21,640
Philadelphia
$21,530
York-Hanover
$21,400
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$21,220
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$20,680
Lebanon
$20,620
Altoona
$20,430
Newark-Union
$20,250
Lancaster
$20,230
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$20,230
Erie
$20,040
Reading
$19,900
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$19,880
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$19,590
Williamsport
$19,570
Johnstown
$19,340
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$19,100
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$19,100
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$18,950
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$18,580

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