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Fast Facts for Food Preparation Workers in Iowa

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Ames, Dubuque and Sioux City
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Waterloo, Des Moines and Cedar Rapids
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Des Moines, Davenport and Cedar Rapids

Salaries for Food Preparation Workers in Iowa

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Iowa City, Des Moines and Davenport

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More Iowa Food Preparation Workers Schools

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Ankeny
Associate
18,320
Davenport
Associate
7,329
Ottumwa
Associate
4,174
Cedar Rapids
Associate
15,091

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Food Preparation Workers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Iowa. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Food Preparation Workers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Food Preparation Workers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Ames 170 $21,590
Iowa City 360 $19,480
Cedar Rapids 540 $20,240
Des Moines 1220 $18,910
West Des Moines 1220 $18,910
Dubuque 300 $18,790
Waterloo 500 $20,160
Cedar Falls 500 $20,160

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