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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant

Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.


National estimates for Cooks, Restaurant
Industry profile for Cooks, Restaurant
Geographic profile for Cooks, Restaurant

National estimates for Cooks, Restaurant: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Cooks, Restaurant:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,109,650 0.9 % $ 14.20 $ 29,530 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Cooks, Restaurant:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.66 $ 11.64 $ 13.84 $ 16.13 $ 19.16
Annual Wage (2) $ 20,100 $ 24,210 $ 28,800 $ 33,550 $ 39,840


Industry profile for Cooks, Restaurant: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Cooks, Restaurant:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 939,540 10.41 $ 14.00 $ 29,130
Traveler Accommodation 59,580 3.93 $ 16.27 $ 33,840
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 23,590 8.31 $ 13.60 $ 28,280
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 21,620 2.13 $ 15.16 $ 31,530
Special Food Services 17,310 3.10 $ 15.73 $ 32,730

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Cooks, Restaurant:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 939,540 10.41 $ 14.00 $ 29,130
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 23,590 8.31 $ 13.60 $ 28,280
Traveler Accommodation 59,580 3.93 $ 16.27 $ 33,840
Special Food Services 17,310 3.10 $ 15.73 $ 32,730
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 300 2.67 $ 16.22 $ 33,740

Top paying industries for Cooks, Restaurant:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Food Manufacturing 50 0.02 $ 23.10 $ 48,040
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores (8) (8) $ 18.40 $ 38,270
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities (8) (8) $ 17.64 $ 36,700
Grantmaking and Giving Services 160 0.11 $ 17.11 $ 35,600
Traveler Accommodation 59,580 3.93 $ 16.27 $ 33,840


Geographic profile for Cooks, Restaurant: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Cooks, Restaurant:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 137,160 8.35 1.05 $ 16.46 $ 34,230
Texas 106,950 8.84 1.11 $ 12.36 $ 25,720
Florida 100,640 11.92 1.49 $ 14.18 $ 29,500
New York 50,520 5.81 0.73 $ 16.59 $ 34,510
Pennsylvania 40,550 7.36 0.92 $ 13.25 $ 27,570




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Cooks, Restaurant:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 7,870 13.71 1.72 $ 17.77 $ 36,960
Nevada 16,360 13.08 1.64 $ 15.42 $ 32,070
Florida 100,640 11.92 1.49 $ 14.18 $ 29,500
Oklahoma 18,010 11.52 1.44 $ 12.39 $ 25,780
South Carolina 22,780 11.31 1.42 $ 12.82 $ 26,660




Top paying states for Cooks, Restaurant:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 5,980 8.70 1.09 $ 17.81 $ 37,040
Hawaii 7,870 13.71 1.72 $ 17.77 $ 36,960
Washington 23,170 7.25 0.91 $ 17.21 $ 35,800
Massachusetts 21,870 6.53 0.82 $ 16.89 $ 35,120
New Jersey 14,330 3.79 0.47 $ 16.86 $ 35,070





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Cooks, Restaurant:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 51,550 8.85 1.11 $ 15.95 $ 33,180
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 44,590 5.05 0.63 $ 17.33 $ 36,050
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 30,990 7.10 0.89 $ 14.66 $ 30,490
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 30,520 8.51 1.07 $ 13.00 $ 27,030
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 27,890 11.12 1.39 $ 14.96 $ 31,120
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 26,710 9.00 1.13 $ 12.03 $ 25,010
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 21,830 9.37 1.17 $ 19.21 $ 39,950
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 20,710 9.82 1.23 $ 14.46 $ 30,070
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 20,290 7.71 0.97 $ 13.35 $ 27,770
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 19,880 6.58 0.82 $ 15.40 $ 32,030




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Cooks, Restaurant:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 4,320 27.97 3.51 $ 12.91 $ 26,860
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 3,470 23.79 2.98 $ 16.00 $ 33,280
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 1,650 22.22 2.79 $ 13.82 $ 28,740
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 2,380 21.78 2.73 $ 14.53 $ 30,230
Punta Gorda, FL 980 21.14 2.65 $ 13.92 $ 28,960
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 1,320 19.67 2.47 $ 21.73 $ 45,200
Flagstaff, AZ 1,100 19.34 2.42 $ 14.62 $ 30,410
Santa Fe, NM 1,020 17.67 2.22 $ 15.12 $ 31,460
Prescott, AZ 1,090 17.58 2.20 $ 15.18 $ 31,570
Ocala, FL 1,710 16.58 2.08 $ 13.25 $ 27,560