Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
15,490 5.0 % $14.04 $29,210 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.07 $10.33 $13.04 $16.51 $20.95
Annual Wage (2) $18,870 $21,490 $27,120 $34,340 $43,580


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 4,970 0.73 $14.08 $29,290
Grocery Stores 1,450 0.05 $13.58 $28,240
Rooming and Boarding Houses 930 7.65 $13.70 $28,500
Employment Services 850 0.02 $13.96 $29,040
Traveler Accommodation 740 0.04 $15.20 $31,610

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 930 7.65 $13.70 $28,500
Inland Water Transportation 480 1.70 $18.06 $37,570
Special Food Services 4,970 0.73 $14.08 $29,290
Vending Machine Operators 130 0.34 $10.57 $21,980
Specialty Food Stores 500 0.22 $13.28 $27,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water (8) (8) $20.46 $42,560
Support Activities for Mining 50 0.02 $18.71 $38,910
Other Personal Services 70 0.02 $18.68 $38,850
Inland Water Transportation 480 1.70 $18.06 $37,570
Other Food Manufacturing 190 0.09 $17.56 $36,520


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 2,850 0.18 1.62 $16.12 $33,530
Illinois 1,410 0.24 2.17 $12.07 $25,100
Florida 1,360 0.16 1.49 $13.33 $27,740
New York 960 0.11 0.96 $13.44 $27,960
Louisiana 880 0.46 4.15 $14.11 $29,350




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)
Alaska 240 0.73 6.63 $18.45 $38,370
Hawaii 410 0.64 5.82 $16.74 $34,810
Louisiana 880 0.46 4.15 $14.11 $29,350
Connecticut 440 0.26 2.39 $18.26 $37,990
Illinois 1,410 0.24 2.17 $12.07 $25,100




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming (8) (8) (8) $25.25 $52,520
Colorado (8) (8) (8) $19.83 $41,250
Alaska 240 0.73 6.63 $18.45 $38,370
Connecticut 440 0.26 2.39 $18.26 $37,990
Nevada 180 0.14 1.25 $18.17 $37,780





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-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.25 2.23 $15.28 $31,790
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.28 2.56 $12.28 $25,540
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 670 0.10 0.92 $15.01 $31,230
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 480 0.45 4.08 $16.32 $33,940
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 300 0.54 4.91 $11.44 $23,790
Urban Honolulu, HI 270 0.59 5.37 $15.16 $31,530
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.24 2.21 $20.33 $42,290
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 260 0.14 1.25 $12.94 $26,910
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 240 0.21 1.91 $11.00 $22,870
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 210 0.35 3.21 $16.82 $34,980




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)
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 150 1.62 14.70 $17.40 $36,190
Bloomington, IN 100 1.42 12.83 $10.86 $22,580
Gainesville, FL 100 0.76 6.90 $11.80 $24,540
Napa, CA 40 0.61 5.51 $18.12 $37,680
Urban Honolulu, HI 270 0.59 5.37 $15.16 $31,530
Waterbury, CT 40 0.57 5.14 $20.43 $42,500
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 300 0.54 4.91 $11.44 $23,790
Rochester, MN 60 0.49 4.44 $11.79 $24,520
Baton Rouge, LA 190 0.48 4.38 $17.27 $35,930
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 480 0.45 4.08 $16.32 $33,940




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)
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI (8) (8) (8) $24.25 $50,440
New Haven, CT 60 0.22 2.02 $21.29 $44,270
Worcester, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $21.19 $44,080
Jacksonville, FL 130 0.21 1.87 $20.88 $43,440
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.27 $20.53 $42,700
Waterbury, CT 40 0.57 5.14 $20.43 $42,500
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.24 2.21 $20.33 $42,290
Lexington-Fayette, KY 40 0.14 1.25 $19.25 $40,050
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 150 0.16 1.41 $18.31 $38,080
Napa, CA 40 0.61 5.51 $18.12 $37,680

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)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.48 4.33 $9.47 $19,700
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.53 13.84 $18.58 $38,660
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.72 6.50 $16.18 $33,660
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 60 1.38 12.49 $10.47 $21,780
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 1.08 9.75 $17.23 $35,840

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)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.53 13.84 $18.58 $38,660
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 60 1.38 12.49 $10.47 $21,780
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 1.08 9.75 $17.23 $35,840
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.72 6.50 $16.18 $33,660
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.48 4.33 $9.47 $19,700

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)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.53 13.84 $18.58 $38,660
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 1.08 9.75 $17.23 $35,840
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.72 6.50 $16.18 $33,660
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.18 $33,650
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.42 $15.19 $31,590


About May 2016 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017