Food Preparation Workers

Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth

Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.

Current openings

Deli Clerk 11
Deli Slicer 1
Salad Maker 2
Sandwich Maker 2

Number of positions

2012: 26,960    2014: 28,460

Annual job postings

New: 750    Replacement: 1,110
(Total: 1,860)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
Less than high school

Work experience:

On-the-job training:
Short-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.