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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
124,800 6.2 % $ 13.51 $ 28,110 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Cooks, Short Order:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.16 $ 11.00 $ 13.73 $ 14.93 $ 18.30
Annual Wage (2) $ 19,050 $ 22,880 $ 28,560 $ 31,050 $ 38,060


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 79,540 0.84 $ 13.22 $ 27,490
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 9,760 0.33 $ 14.94 $ 31,070
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 8,600 2.80 $ 14.51 $ 30,190
Gasoline Stations 8,450 0.91 $ 12.16 $ 25,290
Special Food Services 5,870 1.24 $ 14.97 $ 31,140

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) 8,600 2.80 $ 14.51 $ 30,190
Special Food Services 5,870 1.24 $ 14.97 $ 31,140
Gasoline Stations 8,450 0.91 $ 12.16 $ 25,290
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 79,540 0.84 $ 13.22 $ 27,490
Amusement Parks and Arcades 650 0.42 $ 12.01 $ 24,980

Top paying industries for Cooks, Short Order:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 240 (7) $ 20.23 $ 42,070
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 60 0.01 $ 16.90 $ 35,140
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 $ 16.23 $ 33,750
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 390 0.13 $ 15.90 $ 33,080
Employment Services 440 0.01 $ 15.87 $ 33,010


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 2021


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 14,860 0.90 1.01 $ 16.26 $ 33,820
Texas 12,290 1.01 1.13 $ 11.15 $ 23,200
Florida 10,300 1.20 1.35 $ 12.06 $ 25,080
Ohio 6,570 1.26 1.43 $ 12.41 $ 25,820
New York 5,960 0.69 0.78 $ 15.81 $ 32,890


Map of location quotient of cooks, short order by state, May 2021


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 2,860 4.50 5.08 $ 13.39 $ 27,850
South Dakota 1,540 3.65 4.12 $ 13.42 $ 27,920
Maine 1,290 2.18 2.46 $ 16.39 $ 34,090
Alaska 640 2.17 2.45 $ 16.01 $ 33,290
Oklahoma 3,370 2.17 2.45 $ 9.99 $ 20,790


Map of annual mean wages of cooks, short order by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Cooks, Short Order:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $ 18.82 $ 39,150
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $ 18.35 $ 38,170
Washington 1,600 0.50 0.56 $ 17.44 $ 36,280
Colorado 1,620 0.62 0.70 $ 17.19 $ 35,760
Connecticut 360 0.23 0.26 $ 16.84 $ 35,030



Map of employment of cooks, short order by area, May 2021


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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,880 0.68 0.76 $ 15.39 $ 32,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,780 0.84 0.94 $ 16.11 $ 33,510
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,680 1.81 2.04 $ 16.41 $ 34,130
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,500 1.84 2.07 $ 11.57 $ 24,070
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,010 0.95 1.07 $ 14.06 $ 29,250
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,410 0.67 0.76 $ 12.29 $ 25,570
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,340 0.81 0.91 $ 11.79 $ 24,520
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,310 1.51 1.71 $ 14.80 $ 30,790
Austin-Round Rock, TX 2,190 2.04 2.30 $ 11.03 $ 22,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,040 0.69 0.78 $ 13.48 $ 28,040


Map of location quotient of cooks, short order by area, May 2021


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)
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 250 5.06 5.71 $ 12.62 $ 26,250
Rapid City, SD 270 4.07 4.59 $ 13.47 $ 28,020
Portsmouth, NH-ME 340 3.88 4.38 $ 14.47 $ 30,090
Manchester, NH 380 3.59 4.05 $ 12.86 $ 26,740
Ocean City, NJ 130 3.37 3.80 $ 15.30 $ 31,820
Sioux Falls, SD 500 3.22 3.64 $ 13.77 $ 28,640
Lake Charles, LA 220 2.39 2.70 $ 10.06 $ 20,930
Anchorage, AK 380 2.37 2.67 $ 16.10 $ 33,480
Bangor, ME 150 2.34 2.64 $ 15.16 $ 31,520
Baton Rouge, LA 840 2.28 2.58 $ 11.94 $ 24,840