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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

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.

2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics,

Metro Area
Annual Median Salary
Cedar Rapids360$25,020
Waterloo-Cedar FallsN/A$25,710
Des Moines-West Des Moines1350$26,180
Iowa City190$28,960

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