Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
107,730 1.9 % $22.42 $46,620 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.62 $14.94 $20.43 $27.71 $35.69
Annual Wage (2) $24,160 $31,070 $42,490 $57,640 $74,240


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 59,040 0.64 $21.09 $43,870
Traveler Accommodation 13,010 0.73 $25.36 $52,750
Special Food Services 12,690 2.07 $22.71 $47,240
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 6,410 0.57 $25.63 $53,300
Grocery Stores 1,940 0.08 $18.83 $39,180

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 12,690 2.07 $22.71 $47,240
Traveler Accommodation 13,010 0.73 $25.36 $52,750
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 59,040 0.64 $21.09 $43,870
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 6,410 0.57 $25.63 $53,300
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 80 0.56 $27.08 $56,330

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) 1,510 0.08 $31.42 $65,350
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 40 (7) $31.42 $65,350
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 120 0.30 $29.34 $61,030
Amusement Parks and Arcades 100 0.06 $28.73 $59,760
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,000 0.05 $28.03 $58,310


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 13,570 0.92 1.14 $22.86 $47,540
New York 8,620 1.00 1.23 $27.15 $56,470
Texas 5,880 0.54 0.66 $21.83 $45,410
Florida 5,590 0.75 0.92 $24.84 $51,660
Pennsylvania 4,900 0.87 1.07 $20.72 $43,090




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 3,250 2.82 3.47 $25.04 $52,090
District of Columbia 1,580 2.37 2.92 $29.13 $60,590
Hawaii 1,420 2.36 2.90 $24.87 $51,720
Vermont 390 1.31 1.61 $22.22 $46,220
Connecticut 2,090 1.28 1.57 $27.71 $57,630




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 1,580 2.37 2.92 $29.13 $60,590
Connecticut 2,090 1.28 1.57 $27.71 $57,630
New Jersey 4,020 1.05 1.30 $27.58 $57,370
New York 8,620 1.00 1.23 $27.15 $56,470
Delaware 250 0.60 0.74 $25.79 $53,630





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 5,320 1.01 1.25 $31.01 $64,510
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,200 0.87 1.06 $21.60 $44,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,120 0.78 0.96 $21.85 $45,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,820 1.19 1.46 $27.44 $57,080
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,680 3.19 3.93 $25.75 $53,570
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,500 1.43 1.76 $26.44 $55,000
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,780 0.64 0.79 $23.30 $48,460
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,580 1.28 1.57 $25.17 $52,350
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,550 0.67 0.83 $22.20 $46,180
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,540 1.28 1.58 $17.06 $35,490




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)
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 390 3.48 4.28 $15.96 $33,190
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,680 3.19 3.93 $25.75 $53,570
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 420 3.19 3.93 $27.17 $56,510
Naples-Marco Island, FL 370 3.15 3.87 $26.45 $55,020
Barnstable Town, MA 250 2.53 3.11 $25.10 $52,220
Kingston, NY 140 2.53 3.11 $19.91 $41,410
Medford, OR 170 2.23 2.74 $14.47 $30,090
Honolulu, HI 920 2.10 2.58 $23.18 $48,210
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 610 2.08 2.56 $19.48 $40,520
Hattiesburg, MS 110 1.93 2.37 $16.56 $34,440