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Food Preparation Workers
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or $13.84 hourly
as of 2021
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Assisting and Caring for Others (57)
Social Perceptiveness (50)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (12)
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How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Food Preparation Workers' job openings is expected to rise 2.2% by 2031
'Food Preparation Workers' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Food Preparation Workers' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Food Preparation Workers' was $28,780, or $13.84 hourly
'Food Preparation Workers' are paid 37.1% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as food preparation workers?
As of 2021 there were 783,350 people employed as Food Preparation Workers within the United States.
This represents around 0.56% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 179 people are employed as Food Preparation Workers.
Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.
SOC Code: 35-2021.00
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