Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks

Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
118,130 1.9 % $22.06 $45,880 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.13 $14.73 $20.01 $27.32 $35.44
Annual Wage (2) $23,140 $30,630 $41,610 $56,820 $73,720


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 65,760 0.68 $20.47 $42,570
Traveler Accommodation 13,760 0.74 $25.50 $53,040
Special Food Services 13,280 2.09 $23.00 $47,840
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 6,600 0.57 $26.11 $54,310
Grocery Stores 2,690 0.10 $18.68 $38,860

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Special Food Services 13,280 2.09 $23.00 $47,840
Traveler Accommodation 13,760 0.74 $25.50 $53,040
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 65,760 0.68 $20.47 $42,570
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 6,600 0.57 $26.11 $54,310
Gambling Industries 1,430 0.54 $23.73 $49,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,530 0.08 $31.62 $65,770
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 40 (7) $31.51 $65,530
Activities Related to Real Estate 50 0.01 $29.65 $61,680
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 $27.98 $58,200
Scientific Research and Development Services 60 0.01 $27.53 $57,260


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 15,840 1.05 1.20 $21.80 $45,340
New York 11,140 1.26 1.45 $24.24 $50,430
Texas 7,100 0.63 0.72 $21.22 $44,140
Florida 6,300 0.82 0.94 $26.48 $55,080
Pennsylvania 4,740 0.84 0.96 $20.97 $43,620



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 3,430 2.88 3.30 $24.47 $50,890
Hawaii 1,760 2.88 3.30 $21.61 $44,960
District of Columbia 1,490 2.20 2.52 $30.22 $62,850
New York 11,140 1.26 1.45 $24.24 $50,430
Connecticut 1,980 1.20 1.37 $26.42 $54,950



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,490 2.20 2.52 $30.22 $62,850
New Jersey 3,720 0.96 1.10 $27.02 $56,200
Florida 6,300 0.82 0.94 $26.48 $55,080
Connecticut 1,980 1.20 1.37 $26.42 $54,950
Massachusetts 3,890 1.17 1.34 $25.91 $53,890




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,070 1.31 1.50 $26.40 $54,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,850 0.95 1.08 $21.13 $43,940
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,070 0.82 0.93 $22.45 $46,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,930 1.23 1.41 $28.47 $59,210
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,820 3.23 3.70 $25.12 $52,250
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,810 1.18 1.34 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,350 1.31 1.50 $25.82 $53,700
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,120 0.75 0.85 $22.01 $45,780
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,940 1.79 2.05 $25.13 $52,270
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,580 1.26 1.44 $25.30 $52,620



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 490 3.70 4.23 $26.57 $55,250
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,820 3.23 3.70 $25.12 $52,250
Kingston, NY 170 2.95 3.37 $20.73 $43,120
Napa, CA 180 2.60 2.98 $26.36 $54,820
Honolulu, HI 1,160 2.58 2.95 $19.68 $40,940
Naples-Marco Island, FL 310 2.51 2.87 $28.47 $59,210
Flagstaff, AZ 140 2.44 2.79 $24.58 $51,120
Ithaca, NY 110 2.31 2.64 $22.81 $47,450
Santa Fe, NM 130 2.23 2.55 $27.21 $56,600
Reno-Sparks, NV 440 2.21 2.53 $21.21 $44,110