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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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  • Diploma in Culinary Arts
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  • Culinary Arts program includes the 3-week Farm To TableĀ® Experience, where students gain a direct, in-depth look at where food comes from.
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More Iowa Food Preparation Workers Schools

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

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

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Ames 150 $23,630
Iowa City 330 $22,020
Cedar Rapids 560 $22,130
Des Moines-West Des Moines 1190 $22,350
Dubuque 240 $20,660
Waterloo-Cedar Falls 330 $22,100

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