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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

35-2019 Cooks, All Other

All cooks not listed separately.


National estimates for Cooks, All Other
Industry profile for Cooks, All Other
Geographic profile for Cooks, All Other

National estimates for Cooks, All Other: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Cooks, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
19,080 6.7 % $ 15.55 $ 32,350 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Cooks, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.84 $ 12.24 $ 14.65 $ 17.99 $ 22.28
Annual Wage (2) $ 20,470 $ 25,460 $ 30,460 $ 37,420 $ 46,350


Industry profile for Cooks, All Other: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Cooks, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Special Food Services 4,610 0.83 $ 16.92 $ 35,190
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 3,990 0.14 $ 14.63 $ 30,430
Rooming and Boarding Houses 580 5.74 $ 16.50 $ 34,320
Traveler Accommodation 520 0.03 $ 17.08 $ 35,530
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 520 0.05 $ 14.73 $ 30,640

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Cooks, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rooming and Boarding Houses 580 5.74 $ 16.50 $ 34,320
Special Food Services 4,610 0.83 $ 16.92 $ 35,190
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 3,990 0.14 $ 14.63 $ 30,430
Motion Picture and Video Industries 400 0.12 $ 15.97 $ 33,210
Religious Organizations 220 0.12 $ 16.83 $ 35,000

Top paying industries for Cooks, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 150 0.02 $ 19.60 $ 40,760
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 18.59 $ 38,660
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 210 0.01 $ 18.33 $ 38,120
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 40 0.08 $ 17.51 $ 36,430
Management of Companies and Enterprises 80 (7) $ 17.39 $ 36,170


Geographic profile for Cooks, All Other: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Cooks, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,660 0.28 2.07 $ 17.62 $ 36,640
Texas 1,850 0.15 1.11 $ 11.40 $ 23,720
Tennessee 1,560 0.54 3.92 $ 12.15 $ 25,280
Florida 1,050 0.12 0.91 $ 14.69 $ 30,550
New York 1,050 0.12 0.88 $ 16.93 $ 35,220




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 550 0.96 6.98 $ 20.85 $ 43,360
Louisiana 1,020 0.57 4.12 $ 13.02 $ 27,090
Tennessee 1,560 0.54 3.92 $ 12.15 $ 25,280
California 4,660 0.28 2.07 $ 17.62 $ 36,640
Connecticut 390 0.26 1.86 $ 17.90 $ 37,230




Top paying states for Cooks, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico (8) (8) (8) $ 22.86 $ 47,550
Arkansas 190 0.16 1.17 $ 21.70 $ 45,130
New Jersey 140 0.04 0.27 $ 21.18 $ 44,060
Hawaii 550 0.96 6.98 $ 20.85 $ 43,360
Washington 150 0.05 0.34 $ 20.77 $ 43,200





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Cooks, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,390 0.41 3.00 $ 15.66 $ 32,580
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 840 0.10 0.70 $ 17.34 $ 36,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 810 0.27 1.95 $ 14.70 $ 30,580
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 600 0.26 1.88 $ 19.99 $ 41,590
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 470 0.48 3.53 $ 13.13 $ 27,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 440 0.17 1.21 $ 14.20 $ 29,550
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 390 0.76 5.55 $ 13.12 $ 27,290
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 390 0.15 1.13 $ 17.19 $ 35,750
Urban Honolulu, HI 350 0.85 6.18 $ 21.88 $ 45,500
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 270 0.24 1.77 $ 19.66 $ 40,900




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Corvallis, OR 60 1.59 11.59 $ 15.49 $ 32,230
Napa, CA 100 1.47 10.69 $ 18.57 $ 38,630
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 110 1.33 9.70 $ 12.85 $ 26,720
Lake Charles, LA 110 1.07 7.83 $ 13.06 $ 27,170
Urban Honolulu, HI 350 0.85 6.18 $ 21.88 $ 45,500
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 390 0.76 5.55 $ 13.12 $ 27,290
Ames, IA 30 0.71 5.16 $ 18.07 $ 37,580
Ithaca, NY 30 0.69 5.06 $ 25.19 $ 52,390
Waterbury, CT 30 0.55 3.99 $ 15.23 $ 31,690
Lafayette, LA 100 0.53 3.87 $ 12.12 $ 25,210




Top paying metropolitan areas for Cooks, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 34.59 $ 71,950
Albuquerque, NM (8) (8) (8) $ 25.86 $ 53,780
Ithaca, NY 30 0.69 5.06 $ 25.19 $ 52,390
Santa Rosa, CA 80 0.43 3.17 $ 24.65 $ 51,280
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 80 0.21 1.52 $ 22.34 $ 46,460
Urban Honolulu, HI 350 0.85 6.18 $ 21.88 $ 45,500
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 40 0.02 0.15 $ 20.99 $ 43,660
Billings, MT (8) (8) (8) $ 20.89 $ 43,450
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 240 0.16 1.16 $ 20.48 $ 42,610
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA (8) (8) (8) $ 20.31 $ 42,240

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Cooks, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 150 1.24 9.00 $ 17.68 $ 36,770
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.62 4.55 $ 11.57 $ 24,070
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 3.95 $ 14.67 $ 30,520
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 4.35 $ 15.92 $ 33,110
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.86 6.28 $ 17.85 $ 37,130

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Cooks, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 150 1.24 9.00 $ 17.68 $ 36,770
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.86 6.28 $ 17.85 $ 37,130
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.62 4.55 $ 11.57 $ 24,070
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 4.35 $ 15.92 $ 33,110
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 3.95 $ 14.67 $ 30,520

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Cooks, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.86 6.28 $ 17.85 $ 37,130
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 150 1.24 9.00 $ 17.68 $ 36,770
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 4.35 $ 15.92 $ 33,110
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 3.95 $ 14.67 $ 30,520
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 12.38 $ 25,750


About May 2020 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021