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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
18,170 9.3 % $ 16.05 $ 33,390 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Cooks, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.72 $ 13.16 $ 14.77 $ 17.92 $ 22.73
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,310 $ 27,380 $ 30,720 $ 37,280 $ 47,270


Industry profile for Cooks, All Other:

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)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 4,380 0.05 $ 14.87 $ 30,930
Special Food Services 2,850 0.60 $ 18.07 $ 37,580
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 2,790 0.09 $ 14.64 $ 30,450
Employment Services 770 0.02 $ 14.46 $ 30,070
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 550 0.05 $ 15.11 $ 31,420

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 360 3.99 $ 19.05 $ 39,630
Special Food Services 2,850 0.60 $ 18.07 $ 37,580
Inland Water Transportation 70 0.29 $ 19.96 $ 41,520
Vending Machine Operators 50 0.16 $ 15.30 $ 31,830
Other Food Manufacturing 340 0.15 $ 15.42 $ 32,070

Top paying industries for Cooks, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 310 0.01 $ 23.51 $ 48,900
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 40 0.01 $ 22.54 $ 46,890
Inland Water Transportation 70 0.29 $ 19.96 $ 41,520
Beverage Manufacturing 140 0.05 $ 19.67 $ 40,910
Rooming and Boarding Houses 360 3.99 $ 19.05 $ 39,630


Geographic profile for Cooks, All Other:

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.



Map of employment of cooks, all other by state, May 2021


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 3,730 0.23 1.75 $ 18.83 $ 39,160
Tennessee 2,340 0.78 6.08 $ 13.58 $ 28,250
Texas 1,830 0.15 1.16 $ 13.12 $ 27,290
Louisiana 1,370 0.77 5.94 $ 15.69 $ 32,620
Georgia 1,080 0.25 1.91 $ 15.66 $ 32,580


Map of location quotient of cooks, all other by state, May 2021


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)
Tennessee 2,340 0.78 6.08 $ 13.58 $ 28,250
Louisiana 1,370 0.77 5.94 $ 15.69 $ 32,620
Hawaii 310 0.56 4.32 $ 18.46 $ 38,400
North Dakota 180 0.47 3.61 $ 16.04 $ 33,350
Maryland 970 0.38 2.95 $ 15.93 $ 33,130


Map of annual mean wages of cooks, all other by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Cooks, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 90 0.03 0.21 $ 23.06 $ 47,960
Alaska 30 0.10 0.79 $ 21.90 $ 45,550
Colorado 80 0.03 0.24 $ 20.47 $ 42,570
New York 440 0.05 0.40 $ 19.77 $ 41,120
Connecticut 310 0.20 1.51 $ 19.41 $ 40,360



Map of employment of cooks, all other by area, May 2021


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 940 0.16 1.28 $ 19.34 $ 40,220
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 830 0.85 6.62 $ 14.33 $ 29,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 550 0.21 1.65 $ 17.15 $ 35,680
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 540 0.19 1.45 $ 13.47 $ 28,020
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 470 0.38 2.93 $ 15.77 $ 32,800
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 470 0.92 7.13 $ 13.69 $ 28,480
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 460 0.76 5.93 $ 13.77 $ 28,640
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 450 0.21 1.63 $ 17.06 $ 35,480
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 420 0.14 1.10 $ 18.07 $ 37,580
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 410 0.11 0.88 $ 13.89 $ 28,890


Map of location quotient of cooks, all other by area, May 2021


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)
Hammond, LA 60 1.37 10.64 $ 20.17 $ 41,950
Morristown, TN 60 1.22 9.50 $ 13.73 $ 28,550
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 80 1.03 7.96 $ 17.59 $ 36,590
Johnson City, TN 80 0.97 7.52 $ 12.26 $ 25,490
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 470 0.92 7.13 $ 13.69 $ 28,480
Lafayette, LA 160 0.87 6.76 $ 13.79 $ 28,680
Corvallis, OR 30 0.86 6.68 $ 16.28 $ 33,870
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 830 0.85 6.62 $ 14.33 $ 29,800
Knoxville, TN 320 0.84 6.55 $ 12.21 $ 25,400
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 460 0.76 5.93 $ 13.77 $ 28,640


Map of annual mean wages of cooks, all other by area, May 2021


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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 90 0.23 1.77 $ 20.43 $ 42,490
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 350 0.04 0.31 $ 20.39 $ 42,420
Hammond, LA 60 1.37 10.64 $ 20.17 $ 41,950
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 20.09 $ 41,780
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 250 0.24 1.84 $ 19.59 $ 40,750
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 80 0.15 1.17 $ 19.57 $ 40,700
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 19.55 $ 40,650
Stockton-Lodi, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 19.52 $ 40,600
Danbury, CT 40 0.54 4.21 $ 19.51 $ 40,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 940 0.16 1.28 $ 19.34 $ 40,220

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 140 1.07 8.26 $ 13.31 $ 27,680
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.75 5.84 $ 16.62 $ 34,570
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 2.89 $ 13.06 $ 27,150
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.84 6.53 $ 19.31 $ 40,150
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 60 1.07 8.28 $ 14.93 $ 31,040

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)
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 60 1.07 8.28 $ 14.93 $ 31,040
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 140 1.07 8.26 $ 13.31 $ 27,680
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.84 6.53 $ 19.31 $ 40,150
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.75 5.84 $ 16.62 $ 34,570
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 60 0.66 5.15 $ 17.43 $ 36,250

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)
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.84 6.53 $ 19.31 $ 40,150
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 4.05 $ 18.12 $ 37,680
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 60 0.66 5.15 $ 17.43 $ 36,250
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.75 5.84 $ 16.62 $ 34,570
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 3.01 $ 16.37 $ 34,040


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022