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Fast Facts for Food Preparation Workers in Washington

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Mount Vernon, Longview and Yakima
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Kennewick, Bremerton and Seattle
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane

Salaries for Food Preparation Workers in Washington

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Seattle, Bremerton and Tacoma

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Programs
  • Culinary Arts (AS)
  • Baking & Pastry (AS)
  • Art of Cooking (D)
  • 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 Washington 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
Tacoma
Associate
5,463
Bellingham
Associate
2,896
Vancouver
Associate
9,705
Lakewood
Associate
9,829
Lynnwood
Associate
8,435
Kirkland
Associate
3,996
Bremerton
Bachelor
6,623
Renton
Associate
4,915
Seattle
Associate
6,810
Seattle
Bachelor
6,664
Mount Vernon
Associate
5,727
Olympia
Associate
4,947
Spokane
Associate
6,961
Walla Walla
Associate
4,600

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Food Preparation Workers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Washington. 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
Bremerton 810 $
Silverdale 810 $
Bellingham 1000 $24,240
Longview 190 $23,230
Kennewick 650 $23,730
Richland 650 $23,730
Mount Vernon 340 $29,530
Anacortes 340 $29,530
Olympia 660 $23,930
Tumwater 660 $23,930
Seattle 12560 $25,660
Tacoma 12560 $25,660
Bellevue 12560 $25,660
Spokane 1700 $23,800
Spokane Valley 1700 $23,800
Walla Walla 120 $26,290
Wenatchee 480 $23,590
Yakima 440 $23,010

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