Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

35-2015 Cooks, Short Order

Prepare and cook to order a variety of foods that require only a short preparation time. May take orders from customers and serve patrons at counters or tables. Excludes "Fast Food Cooks" (35-2011).


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)
193,170 2.7 % $10.55 $21,940 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.18 $8.88 $9.99 $11.67 $14.12
Annual Wage (2) $17,000 $18,470 $20,780 $24,270 $29,370


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 129,030 1.30 $10.37 $21,570
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 17,410 4.71 $10.70 $22,250
Grocery Stores 10,730 0.40 $10.98 $22,830
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 8,290 0.70 $10.68 $22,210
Special Food Services 6,700 1.01 $11.34 $23,590

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 17,410 4.71 $10.70 $22,250
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 129,030 1.30 $10.37 $21,570
Special Food Services 6,700 1.01 $11.34 $23,590
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 8,290 0.70 $10.68 $22,210
Specialty Food Stores 1,550 0.68 $10.78 $22,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 290 0.01 $15.30 $31,820
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 370 0.01 $13.86 $28,820
Facilities Support Services 40 0.03 $13.35 $27,770
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events (8) (8) $13.08 $27,200
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores 40 0.01 $12.65 $26,320


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)
Texas 24,640 2.13 1.52 $9.68 $20,130
California 22,580 1.46 1.04 $11.88 $24,700
New York 14,380 1.60 1.14 $10.89 $22,650
Ohio 9,260 1.75 1.25 $9.93 $20,650
Illinois 7,150 1.22 0.87 $10.71 $22,270



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)
New Hampshire 3,310 5.22 3.72 $9.69 $20,150
Nebraska 4,610 4.83 3.45 $10.58 $22,010
Montana 1,620 3.62 2.58 $10.14 $21,090
South Dakota 1,260 3.04 2.17 $10.07 $20,950
Maine 1,790 3.03 2.16 $10.17 $21,150



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 430 0.64 0.45 $13.24 $27,540
Hawaii 1,130 1.82 1.30 $13.10 $27,240
Alaska 450 1.37 0.98 $13.08 $27,210
Vermont 690 2.28 1.63 $12.93 $26,890
Nevada 2,080 1.68 1.20 $12.87 $26,760




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,650 1.49 1.06 $10.95 $22,770
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,160 2.64 1.89 $9.82 $20,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,870 1.43 1.02 $11.46 $23,840
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,430 1.85 1.32 $9.69 $20,150
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,230 1.18 0.85 $11.08 $23,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,640 1.47 1.05 $10.13 $21,060
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 3,000 2.28 1.63 $10.90 $22,670
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,710 2.00 1.43 $11.37 $23,650
Austin-Round Rock, TX 2,470 2.66 1.90 $9.99 $20,780
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 2,440 5.14 3.67 $10.85 $22,560



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)
Portsmouth, NH-ME 530 6.05 4.32 $10.68 $22,220
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 730 5.75 4.11 $10.29 $21,410
Ithaca, NY 260 5.34 3.81 $12.44 $25,870
Manchester, NH 560 5.18 3.70 $9.65 $20,070
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 2,440 5.14 3.67 $10.85 $22,560
Lincoln, NE 840 4.92 3.51 $10.04 $20,880
Bangor, ME 300 4.67 3.33 $10.05 $20,900
Corpus Christi, TX 850 4.48 3.20 $10.80 $22,460
Pittsfield, MA 180 4.40 3.14 $11.24 $23,380
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 610 4.18 2.98 $8.62 $17,920