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Food Preparation and Serving Related - What's Hot


What’s Hot: It was once said, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” With the proliferation of the Food Network and other ‘food for thought’ TV programming, it’s no wonder that Chefs and Head Cooks top the Best Paid list at $47,390 and the very exclusive Cooks, Private Household occupation with a membership of only 370 have a mean annual wage of $42,220.

What’s Not: Cooks, Fast Food at $20,570 and Combined Food Preparation & Serving Workers (including Fast Food), $20,460 are neither making rich sauces nor rich incomes in topping the Least Paid list. Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Dishwashers at $21,280 are also included in this category. Perhaps, the public should consider that better tips are always welcome…

Wage Estimates for the entire group can be found here