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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

35-2019 Cooks, All Other

All cooks not listed separately.


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)
18,570 5.9 % $14.60 $30,360 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.34 $11.30 $13.78 $17.05 $20.53
Annual Wage (2) $19,420 $23,500 $28,650 $35,470 $42,700


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)
Special Food Services 5,940 0.83 $15.68 $32,620
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 2,840 0.10 $13.54 $28,160
Traveler Accommodation 740 0.04 $16.13 $33,550
Rooming and Boarding Houses 720 6.02 $14.73 $30,630
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 460 0.04 $14.92 $31,030

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rooming and Boarding Houses 720 6.02 $14.73 $30,630
Special Food Services 5,940 0.83 $15.68 $32,620
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 70 0.41 $21.37 $44,450
Vending Machine Operators 70 0.18 $11.64 $24,200
Religious Organizations 300 0.15 $15.32 $31,860

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 70 0.41 $21.37 $44,450
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) (8) (8) $19.98 $41,570
Other Personal Services 40 0.01 $17.97 $37,380
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 110 0.06 $17.42 $36,230
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 70 0.09 $16.98 $35,320


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)
California 4,600 0.27 2.11 $16.31 $33,910
Illinois 1,930 0.32 2.51 $13.86 $28,820
Tennessee 1,340 0.45 3.52 $11.00 $22,880
Florida 1,270 0.15 1.15 $13.51 $28,110
Texas 1,230 0.10 0.79 $11.43 $23,770




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)
Hawaii 470 0.73 5.67 $18.86 $39,220
Tennessee 1,340 0.45 3.52 $11.00 $22,880
Louisiana 760 0.40 3.10 $12.67 $26,350
Alaska 110 0.36 2.77 $16.71 $34,760
Illinois 1,930 0.32 2.51 $13.86 $28,820




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 240 0.15 1.14 $19.41 $40,370
Hawaii 470 0.73 5.67 $18.86 $39,220
Nevada 180 0.13 1.02 $18.74 $38,980
Washington 220 0.07 0.53 $17.64 $36,700
Minnesota 240 0.08 0.66 $17.03 $35,430





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,860 0.30 2.37 $15.59 $32,430
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,640 0.35 2.75 $13.90 $28,910
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,090 0.11 0.89 $16.29 $33,880
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 950 0.39 3.06 $18.59 $38,670
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 490 0.19 1.49 $13.95 $29,020
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 380 0.26 2.00 $18.23 $37,920
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 360 0.10 0.79 $13.32 $27,700
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 330 0.24 1.89 $14.36 $29,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 300 0.09 0.74 $14.80 $30,780
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 280 0.51 4.00 $13.54 $28,160




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)
Santa Rosa, CA 210 1.03 8.06 $15.70 $32,650
Bloomington, IN 50 0.69 5.34 $13.95 $29,020
Urban Honolulu, HI 280 0.59 4.64 $15.92 $33,120
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 280 0.51 4.00 $13.54 $28,160
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 60 0.48 3.76 $17.29 $35,970
Anchorage, AK 80 0.48 3.75 $16.40 $34,120
Monroe, LA 30 0.42 3.25 $12.58 $26,160
Charlottesville, VA 50 0.42 3.24 $18.56 $38,610
Gainesville, FL 50 0.40 3.08 $12.93 $26,900
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 950 0.39 3.06 $18.59 $38,670




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI (8) (8) (8) $26.08 $54,240
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 80 0.04 0.33 $21.15 $43,990
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $19.67 $40,920
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 170 0.17 1.31 $18.97 $39,450
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 950 0.39 3.06 $18.59 $38,670
Charlottesville, VA 50 0.42 3.24 $18.56 $38,610
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 380 0.26 2.00 $18.23 $37,920
Albuquerque, NM (8) (8) (8) $18.05 $37,540
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $17.63 $36,670
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 40 0.07 0.58 $17.41 $36,210

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.39 3.02 $12.04 $25,030
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 60 0.63 4.94 $17.36 $36,110
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.81 6.29 $15.91 $33,090
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.14 1.07 $9.18 $19,080
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 2.53 $11.99 $24,940

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.81 6.29 $15.91 $33,090
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 60 0.63 4.94 $17.36 $36,110
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 4.02 $15.21 $31,650
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.39 3.02 $12.04 $25,030
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 2.82 $12.03 $25,020

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 60 0.63 4.94 $17.36 $36,110
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.81 6.29 $15.91 $33,090
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 4.02 $15.21 $31,650
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.13 $31,460
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 2.63 $12.35 $25,690


About May 2018 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019