Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
15,870 5.4 % $14.38 $29,900 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.54 $11.00 $13.46 $16.78 $20.49
Annual Wage (2) $19,830 $22,880 $27,990 $34,900 $42,620


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 5,420 0.78 $14.88 $30,950
Food and Beverage Stores (4451 and 4452 only) 2,360 0.08 $13.47 $28,020
Employment Services 950 0.03 $14.51 $30,180
Rooming and Boarding Houses 820 6.91 $13.82 $28,740
Traveler Accommodation 740 0.04 $15.63 $32,510

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 820 6.91 $13.82 $28,740
Inland Water Transportation 240 0.91 $16.17 $33,640
Special Food Services 5,420 0.78 $14.88 $30,950
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water 60 0.36 $20.98 $43,650
Vending Machine Operators 90 0.24 $11.35 $23,610

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 60 0.36 $20.98 $43,650
Other Personal Services (8) (8) $18.65 $38,800
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 80 0.05 $16.97 $35,300
Other Food Manufacturing 110 0.05 $16.80 $34,940
Rail Transportation (8) (8) $16.67 $34,680


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 3,740 0.22 2.01 $15.77 $32,800
Illinois 1,950 0.33 2.96 $13.30 $27,670
Florida 1,200 0.14 1.28 $13.04 $27,130
New York 800 0.09 0.78 $15.08 $31,370
Louisiana 720 0.38 3.38 $12.49 $25,980




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 490 0.77 6.91 $16.66 $34,650
Alaska 190 0.59 5.31 $18.02 $37,480
Louisiana 720 0.38 3.38 $12.49 $25,980
Illinois 1,950 0.33 2.96 $13.30 $27,670
Connecticut 380 0.23 2.09 $16.81 $34,960




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 190 0.15 1.32 $18.34 $38,150
Alaska 190 0.59 5.31 $18.02 $37,480
Colorado 50 0.02 0.19 $17.76 $36,950
New Jersey 340 0.09 0.77 $17.05 $35,450
Massachusetts 180 0.05 0.46 $16.92 $35,190



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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)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,580 0.43 3.87 $13.32 $27,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,300 0.29 2.64 $15.47 $32,170
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 730 0.11 0.98 $15.84 $32,950
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.37 3.29 $17.33 $36,040
Urban Honolulu, HI 360 0.77 6.94 $15.49 $32,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 340 0.18 1.59 $13.98 $29,080
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 320 0.57 5.16 $11.86 $24,670
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.27 2.46 $19.96 $41,510
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 290 0.21 1.92 $13.92 $28,950
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.13 1.18 $14.32 $29,780


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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)
Bloomington, IN 90 1.29 11.56 $11.36 $23,640
Sebring, FL 30 1.20 10.76 $12.04 $25,050
Corvallis, OR 30 0.90 8.08 $12.83 $26,680
Santa Rosa, CA 170 0.86 7.76 $15.50 $32,240
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 70 0.81 7.30 $17.07 $35,500
Urban Honolulu, HI 360 0.77 6.94 $15.49 $32,210
Eugene, OR 100 0.67 5.99 $13.38 $27,820
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 320 0.57 5.16 $11.86 $24,670
Anchorage, AK 100 0.55 4.96 $17.68 $36,780
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 60 0.53 4.73 $16.15 $33,590


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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) $24.82 $51,630
Worcester, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $21.67 $45,060
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 0.36 $20.58 $42,810
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.27 2.46 $19.96 $41,510
New Haven, CT 40 0.15 1.37 $19.39 $40,320
Charlottesville, VA (8) (8) (8) $19.02 $39,560
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 160 0.17 1.50 $18.46 $38,390
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 210 0.15 1.32 $18.35 $38,170
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 100 0.05 0.47 $17.99 $37,410
Anchorage, AK 100 0.55 4.96 $17.68 $36,780

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)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 3.30 $11.48 $23,870
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.66 5.96 $14.81 $30,810
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.90 8.11 $18.52 $38,520
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.25 2.21 $10.16 $21,130
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 2.86 $11.10 $23,080

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 60 0.90 8.11 $18.52 $38,520
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.66 5.96 $14.81 $30,810
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.53 4.76 $13.99 $29,090
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 3.49 $10.95 $22,770
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 3.30 $11.48 $23,870

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)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.90 8.11 $18.52 $38,520
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.73 $34,790
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.66 5.96 $14.81 $30,810
East Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.51 $30,170
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.53 4.76 $13.99 $29,090


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018