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Fast Facts for Food Preparation Workers in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Palm Coast, Naples and Punta Gorda
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Lakeland, Tallahassee and Fort Lauderdale
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Tampa, Orlando and Miami

Salaries for Food Preparation Workers in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Naples, West Palm Beach and Punta Gorda

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More Florida Food Preparation Workers Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Highest Award
North Miami

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Food Preparation Workers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Florida. 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, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Annual Median Salary
Jacksonville 5900 $24,500
Cape Coral-Fort Myers 2900 $22,400
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin 790 $23,390
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach 1620 $22,670
Gainesville 710 $20,840
Homosassa Springs 170 $21,750
Lakeland-Winter Haven 1390 $20,840
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach 16300 $23,430
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island 1440 $26,450
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton 2710 $22,750
Ocala 730 $20,650
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford 6660 $22,990
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville 1620 $23,000
Panama City 620 $23,460
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent 860 $21,690
Port St. Lucie 1180 $22,030
Punta Gorda 340 $21,600
Sebastian-Vero Beach 340 $23,700
Sebring 180 $21,330
Tallahassee 820 $21,370
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater 8670 $22,320
The Villages 420 $20,550

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