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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Food Preparation Workers in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$25,720
75th Percentile Wage
$23,110
50th Percentile Wage
$20,500
25th Percentile Wage
$17,940
10th Percentile Wage
$16,390

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 $25,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $20,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $16,390.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$12.36
75th Percentile Wage
$11.11
50th Percentile Wage
$9.86
25th Percentile Wage
$8.63
10th Percentile Wage
$7.88

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 $12.36. The median hourly salary is $9.86. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $7.88.

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 $20,500 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 6.6 percent (6.6%) lower than that in the highest paying Philadelphia and 10.7 percent (10.7%) higher than that in the lowest paying West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia
$21,940
Erie
$20,900
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$20,810
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$20,660
Pittsburgh
$20,500
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$20,500
Lancaster
$20,400
York-Hanover
$20,330
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$20,030
Newark-Union
$19,800
Reading
$19,620
Williamsport
$19,590
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$19,370
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$18,970
Johnstown
$18,900
Altoona
$18,780
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$18,760
State College
$18,720
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$18,580
Lebanon
$18,370
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$18,310

Table 4. Comparison of Food Preparation Worker Salary in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania, and the Nation

From Table 4, take note that the median annual salary of food preparation workers in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is higher than that of both state of Pennsylvania and the United States. Specifically, the median salary of food preparation workers in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area ($20,500) is .9 percent (.9%) higher than that in Pennsylvania ($20,320) and 4.6 percent (4.6%) higher than that in the United States ($19,560).

Region Median annual Salary
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$20,500
Pennsylvania
$20,320
USA
$19,560

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