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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
19,340 5.8 % $15.50 $32,240 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.64 $11.99 $14.79 $18.22 $22.05
Annual Wage (2) $20,050 $24,940 $30,760 $37,890 $45,860


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 5,810 0.79 $16.80 $34,950
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 3,400 0.12 $14.84 $30,860
Rooming and Boarding Houses 790 6.74 $15.63 $32,520
Traveler Accommodation 700 0.03 $16.91 $35,170
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 690 0.05 $14.38 $29,910

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 790 6.74 $15.63 $32,520
Special Food Services 5,810 0.79 $16.80 $34,950
Vending Machine Operators 70 0.17 $11.84 $24,620
Religious Organizations 300 0.15 $15.83 $32,920
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 3,400 0.12 $14.84 $30,860

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $22.12 $46,010
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 50 0.06 $21.27 $44,230
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) 70 0.01 $21.05 $43,790
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 (7) $19.33 $40,210
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing (8) (8) $18.53 $38,550


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 4,990 0.29 2.18 $17.46 $36,320
Tennessee 1,390 0.46 3.51 $12.22 $25,420
Texas 1,370 0.11 0.83 $12.05 $25,070
Florida 1,340 0.15 1.16 $14.23 $29,600
New York 1,240 0.13 0.99 $16.61 $34,560




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 700 1.11 8.39 $19.92 $41,440
Louisiana 960 0.50 3.79 $12.45 $25,890
Tennessee 1,390 0.46 3.51 $12.22 $25,420
Alaska 120 0.39 2.93 $16.41 $34,140
California 4,990 0.29 2.18 $17.46 $36,320




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 200 0.06 0.45 $20.24 $42,110
Hawaii 700 1.11 8.39 $19.92 $41,440
Nevada 240 0.17 1.28 $18.99 $39,500
Connecticut 170 0.10 0.78 $18.84 $39,180
New Jersey 170 0.04 0.32 $18.77 $39,050





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 2,340 0.38 2.85 $15.90 $33,070
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,010 0.11 0.80 $16.72 $34,780
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 760 0.16 1.23 $16.04 $33,360
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 690 0.28 2.12 $19.59 $40,740
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 550 0.21 1.58 $15.64 $32,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 530 0.17 1.27 $14.23 $29,600
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 340 0.09 0.70 $13.68 $28,460
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 320 0.58 4.40 $11.72 $24,380
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 290 0.26 1.96 $19.54 $40,650
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 280 0.19 1.41 $18.12 $37,700




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)
Napa, CA 120 1.60 12.13 $17.13 $35,630
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 100 1.22 9.23 $12.38 $25,740
Corvallis, OR 40 1.07 8.10 $14.69 $30,550
Eugene, OR 150 0.94 7.17 $14.70 $30,580
Santa Rosa, CA 160 0.78 5.94 $18.98 $39,480
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 320 0.58 4.40 $11.72 $24,380
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 60 0.56 4.26 $17.94 $37,310
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 110 0.55 4.19 $16.87 $35,090
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 50 0.45 3.41 $17.69 $36,790
Baton Rouge, LA 180 0.44 3.36 $13.50 $28,080




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)
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 100 0.32 2.45 $25.56 $53,160
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (8) (8) (8) $24.29 $50,530
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 270 0.18 1.34 $20.38 $42,400
Billings, MT (8) (8) (8) $20.32 $42,270
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 90 0.21 1.63 $20.20 $42,010
Urban Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $20.18 $41,980
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 210 0.20 1.54 $19.83 $41,250
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 690 0.28 2.12 $19.59 $40,740
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 290 0.26 1.96 $19.54 $40,650
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI (8) (8) (8) $19.32 $40,190

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)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.55 4.16 $10.17 $21,150
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 2.15 $13.20 $27,450
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 3.35 $13.94 $28,990
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.04 $12.44 $25,870
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.03 (8) (8)

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)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 60 0.55 4.16 $10.17 $21,150
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.54 4.08 $17.23 $35,850
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 3.35 $13.94 $28,990
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 2.15 $13.20 $27,450
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.04 $12.44 $25,870

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)
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.57 $42,790
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.54 4.08 $17.23 $35,850
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.20 $35,780
Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.02 $33,330
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 3.35 $13.94 $28,990


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020