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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2023

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 “Cooks, Fast Food” (35-2011).


National estimates for Cooks, Short Order
Industry profile for Cooks, Short Order
Geographic profile for Cooks, Short Order

National estimates for Cooks, Short Order:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Cooks, Short Order:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
126,370 5.0 % $ 16.31 $ 33,920 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Cooks, Short Order:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.21 $ 13.67 $ 16.41 $ 18.39 $ 21.16
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,320 $ 28,430 $ 34,130 $ 38,240 $ 44,010


Industry profile for Cooks, Short Order:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Cooks, Short Order:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 77,210 0.71 $ 16.12 $ 33,520
Food and Beverage Retailers (4451 and 4452 only) 10,290 0.34 $ 17.50 $ 36,400
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 9,330 2.27 $ 17.81 $ 37,050
Special Food Services 8,390 1.16 $ 17.08 $ 35,520
Gasoline Stations 7,050 0.73 $ 13.31 $ 27,680

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Cooks, Short Order:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 9,330 2.27 $ 17.81 $ 37,050
Special Food Services 8,390 1.16 $ 17.08 $ 35,520
Gasoline Stations 7,050 0.73 $ 13.31 $ 27,680
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 77,210 0.71 $ 16.12 $ 33,520
Amusement Parks and Arcades 930 0.41 $ 14.04 $ 29,200

Top paying industries for Cooks, Short Order:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 520 0.13 $ 23.16 $ 48,160
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 320 0.01 $ 21.81 $ 45,360
Employment Services 290 0.01 $ 21.65 $ 45,020
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Retailers (8) (8) $ 21.13 $ 43,940
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 120 (7) $ 20.47 $ 42,590


Geographic profile for Cooks, Short Order:

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



Map of employment of cooks, short order by state, May 2023


States with the highest employment level in Cooks, Short Order:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 25,320 1.41 1.70 $ 19.00 $ 39,520
New York 9,630 1.02 1.23 $ 18.61 $ 38,710
Texas 8,750 0.65 0.78 $ 13.75 $ 28,600
Florida 7,650 0.80 0.96 $ 15.43 $ 32,100
Ohio 6,270 1.15 1.38 $ 13.41 $ 27,900


Map of location quotient of cooks, short order by state, May 2023


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 3,020 4.47 5.37 $ 15.33 $ 31,890
South Dakota 1,810 4.08 4.90 $ 14.86 $ 30,900
Louisiana 5,000 2.70 3.25 $ 12.63 $ 26,270
Oregon 4,540 2.34 2.81 $ 17.46 $ 36,320
Mississippi 2,430 2.11 2.53 $ 12.26 $ 25,500


Map of annual mean wages of cooks, short order by state, May 2023


Top paying states for Cooks, Short Order:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts (8) (8) (8) $ 20.18 $ 41,970
Hawaii 910 1.48 1.78 $ 20.09 $ 41,790
Colorado 2,180 0.77 0.93 $ 20.05 $ 41,700
Alaska 360 1.16 1.39 $ 20.04 $ 41,690
Washington 3,270 0.94 1.13 $ 20.00 $ 41,600



Map of employment of cooks, short order by area, May 2023


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Cooks, Short Order:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 11,860 1.92 2.30 $ 19.19 $ 39,920
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 6,870 0.72 0.87 $ 18.90 $ 39,320
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,420 1.26 1.51 $ 15.14 $ 31,480
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,710 2.25 2.70 $ 17.97 $ 37,370
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,200 1.92 2.31 $ 20.24 $ 42,090
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,140 0.88 1.06 $ 20.92 $ 43,510
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,140 1.03 1.23 $ 20.67 $ 42,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,930 0.62 0.75 $ 17.41 $ 36,210
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,740 0.39 0.47 $ 17.73 $ 36,880
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,690 1.30 1.56 $ 16.20 $ 33,690


Map of location quotient of cooks, short order by area, May 2023


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rapid City, SD 410 5.69 6.84 $ 14.75 $ 30,680
Monroe, LA 380 5.11 6.14 $ 10.75 $ 22,360
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 260 5.10 6.13 $ 14.71 $ 30,600
Portsmouth, NH-ME 420 4.52 5.43 $ 15.81 $ 32,870
Sioux Falls, SD 640 3.86 4.63 $ 15.33 $ 31,890
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 660 3.84 4.62 $ 11.83 $ 24,600
Manchester, NH 410 3.73 4.48 $ 14.87 $ 30,940
Bend-Redmond, OR 320 3.57 4.29 $ 17.32 $ 36,030
Lafayette, LA 600 3.15 3.78 $ 11.84 $ 24,620
Alexandria, LA 170 2.94 3.53 $ 11.94 $ 24,840


Map of annual mean wages of cooks, short order by area, May 2023


Top paying metropolitan areas for Cooks, Short Order:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado Springs, CO (8) (8) (8) $ 22.99 $ 47,810
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 980 0.62 0.74 $ 22.68 $ 47,180
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 210 2.74 3.29 $ 21.51 $ 44,730
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,140 0.88 1.06 $ 20.92 $ 43,510
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,140 1.03 1.23 $ 20.67 $ 42,990
Portland-South Portland, ME 220 1.05 1.26 $ 20.40 $ 42,440
Napa, CA 130 1.70 2.04 $ 20.35 $ 42,320
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,200 1.92 2.31 $ 20.24 $ 42,090
Barnstable Town, MA (8) (8) (8) $ 19.97 $ 41,550
Santa Rosa, CA 430 2.09 2.51 $ 19.97 $ 41,530

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Cooks, Short Order:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 610 1.89