Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Food Preparation Workers (35-2021)

Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 3818 4224 10.63 295 401 737
United States 842100 911200 0.0 64300 87400 158500
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with very high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 12.90 8.88 10.29 12.53 14.83 17.79
Alaska 15.38 11.30 12.34 14.43 17.60 21.16
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 14.93 11.22 12.14 14.08 16.96 20.07
Fairbanks North Star Borough 14.69 11.38 12.38 14.24 16.71 19.01
Balance of State 16.52 11.53 12.97 15.14 19.05 24.36

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.