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Kitchen Helper and Food Assembler

Kitchen helpers and assemblers assist cooks in restaurants and institutions by keeping the kitchens clean and by performing a variety of food preparation tasks.

Also Known As

Assembly Line Worker, Dishwasher, Dishwasher Attendant, Food Assembler, Food Preparer, Salad/Sandwich Maker, Warewashing Attendant

Wage and Salary

Salaries are generally highest in hospitals and nursing homes but advancement prospects are limited (for more information, see the Food Service Supervisor occupational profile).

Kitchen helper and food assemblers are part of the larger 2011 National Occupational Classification 6711: Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations.

According to the 2015 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey, Albertans in the Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations occupational group earned on average from $11.90 to $15.11 an hour. The overall average wage was $13.22 an hour. For more information, see the Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations wage profile.

 

The information contained in this profile is current as of the dates shown. Salary, employment outlook and educational program information may change without notice. It is advised that you confirm this information before making any career decisions.

The information contained in this profile is current as of the dates shown. Salary, employment outlook and educational program information may change without notice. It is advised that you confirm this information before making any career decisions.

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