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

The average annual and hourly salaries for combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food in the state of Tennessee 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 Tennessee cities 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 Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,270
25th Percentile Wage
$17,130
50th Percentile Wage
$18,570
75th Percentile Wage
$20,250
90th Percentile Wage
$24,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $24,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $18,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,270.

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
$18,570
1.51% 4.85%
2016
$18,290
1.48% -
2015
$18,020
1.00% -
2014
$17,840
0.22% -
2013
$17,800
0.73% -
2012
$17,670
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food in state of Tennessee ranges from $17,940 to $18,870. The highest paying area for combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $18,870. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Memphis (mean annual salary $18,850). The lowest paying area is Clarksville with a median annual salary of $17,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$18,870
Memphis
$18,850
Chattanooga
$18,730
Jackson
$18,410
Knoxville
$18,380
Johnson City
$18,350
Morristown
$18,300
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$18,300
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$18,250
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$18,220
Cleveland
$18,170
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$18,010
Clarksville
$17,940




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