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Fast Facts for Food Preparation Workers in Texas

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Wichita Falls, San Antonio and Laredo
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Amarillo, Killeen and Houston
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Houston, Dallas and San Antonio

Salaries for Food Preparation Workers in Texas

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Corpus Christi, Austin and Lubbock

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Programs
  • Culinary Arts (D)
  • Culinary Arts (AS)
  • Baking & Pastry (AS)
  • Program areas include Culinary Arts, Culinary Management, and more
  • Students are taught cooking styles from around the globe, including Classical European, Asian, and Latin cuisine
  • Curriculum designed to prepare students for a career as a chef, with course topics that include Culinary Techniques, Management by Menu, and Nutrition
  • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef

More Texas Food Preparation Workers Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Alvin
Associate
4,169
Austin
Associate
33,508
Houston
Associate
108
Corpus Christi
Associate
11,167
Dallas
Associate
6,680
El Paso
Associate
25,023
Galveston
Associate
2,044
Houston
Associate
43,518
Baytown
Associate
5,856
Odessa
Associate
4,580
Pasadena
Associate
23,805
McAllen
Bachelor
19,827
San Antonio
Associate
9,256
Fort Worth
Associate
37,948
Texarkana
Associate
4,439

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Food Preparation Workers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Texas. 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.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Austin 4960 $22,840
Round Rock 4960 $22,840
Abilene 470 $18,960
Amarillo 670 $19,100
Beaumont 570 $18,960
Port Arthur 570 $18,960
Brownsville 920 $18,780
Harlingen 920 $18,780
College Station 1050 $21,150
Bryan 1050 $21,150
Corpus Christi 760 $22,060
Dallas 16370 $20,540
Fort Worth 16370 $20,540
Arlington 16370 $20,540
El Paso 1700 $19,090
Houston 15770 $21,700
The Woodlands 15770 $21,700
Sugar Land 15770 $21,700
San Angelo 170 $20,270
San Antonio 4970 $21,870
New Braunfels 4970 $21,870
Laredo 1090 $18,700
Longview 470 $19,090
Lubbock 620 $19,470
McAllen 1430 $19,430
Edinburg 1430 $19,430
Mission 1430 $19,430
Midland 280 $26,050
Killeen 650 $20,860
Temple 650 $20,860
Odessa 710 $22,120
Sherman 180 $22,550
Denison 180 $22,550
Tyler 380 $19,510
Victoria 150 $21,860
Waco 680 $19,270
Wichita Falls 320 $22,260

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