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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
155,840 3.2 % $12.09 $25,140 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.74 $9.71 $11.44 $13.70 $16.52
Annual Wage (2) $18,190 $20,190 $23,800 $28,500 $34,370


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 99,050 0.93 $11.80 $24,540
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 14,850 3.79 $12.13 $25,240
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 11,210 0.38 $13.18 $27,420
Special Food Services 7,070 0.99 $14.15 $29,420
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 6,870 0.53 $11.62 $24,170

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) 14,850 3.79 $12.13 $25,240
Special Food Services 7,070 0.99 $14.15 $29,420
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 99,050 0.93 $11.80 $24,540
Gasoline Stations 5,120 0.55 $10.54 $21,920
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 6,870 0.53 $11.62 $24,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 40 0.26 $16.93 $35,210
Furniture Stores 40 0.02 $16.82 $34,980
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 190 0.01 $15.74 $32,730
Real Estate 60 (7) $15.64 $32,520
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 260 (7) $15.41 $32,060


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 17,100 1.41 1.31 $11.00 $22,880
California 16,590 0.98 0.91 $13.72 $28,530
New Jersey 10,760 2.66 2.47 $12.03 $25,030
Ohio 9,540 1.76 1.64 $10.90 $22,680
New York 8,890 0.95 0.88 $13.26 $27,580




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)
South Dakota 1,510 3.57 3.31 $11.57 $24,070
New Hampshire 1,870 2.87 2.66 $11.65 $24,240
Oklahoma 4,480 2.81 2.61 $9.83 $20,460
New Jersey 10,760 2.66 2.47 $12.03 $25,030
Maine 1,460 2.41 2.23 $12.94 $26,910




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 4,640 1.30 1.21 $16.19 $33,670
Alaska 280 0.90 0.84 $16.06 $33,400
District of Columbia 520 0.73 0.68 $14.91 $31,010
Nevada 2,060 1.53 1.42 $14.78 $30,750
Hawaii 1,120 1.74 1.62 $14.39 $29,920





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 12,960 1.36 1.27 $12.75 $26,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,610 0.92 0.85 $13.04 $27,130
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,830 1.35 1.26 $11.32 $23,540
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,220 0.91 0.84 $12.18 $25,330
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,190 1.41 1.31 $12.27 $25,510
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,000 1.45 1.35 $15.77 $32,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,520 1.12 1.04 $12.67 $26,350
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,930 1.42 1.32 $12.59 $26,200
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 2,600 1.32 1.23 $11.54 $24,010
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,410 1.61 1.50 $13.08 $27,210




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)
Ocean City, NJ 280 7.09 6.58 $14.58 $30,340
Johnson City, TN 440 5.70 5.30 $10.38 $21,590
Rapid City, SD 320 4.90 4.55 $12.04 $25,040
Lima, OH 250 4.88 4.53 $10.32 $21,460
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 290 4.64 4.30 $10.60 $22,050
Barnstable Town, MA 470 4.52 4.20 $16.02 $33,320
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 510 4.04 3.75 $11.95 $24,850
Chattanooga, TN-GA 980 3.98 3.69 $11.35 $23,610
Lafayette, LA 720 3.65 3.39 $10.42 $21,670
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 1,690 3.06 2.84 $10.49 $21,820