Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

35-2019 Cooks, All Other

All cooks not listed separately.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
10,780 6.4 % $10.87 $22,600 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.63 $7.97 $10.09 $12.84 $16.60
Annual Wage (2) $13,790 $16,580 $20,990 $26,700 $34,540

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Special food services 2,180 $12.06 $25,080
Grocery stores 1,450 $11.32 $23,550
Limited-service eating places 1,230 $9.14 $19,020
Full-service restaurants 1,030 $9.14 $19,000
Traveler accommodation 800 $11.35 $23,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Beverage manufacturing 40 $14.78 $30,750
Other amusement and recreation industries (7) $14.75 $30,680
Religious organizations (7) $14.62 $30,410
Specialty food stores 200 $13.97 $29,070
Fruit and vegetable preserving and specialty 90 $13.41 $27,890

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Nevada 700 $11.84 $24,620 0.063%
Louisiana 670 $9.13 $18,990 0.036%
Washington 640 $13.82 $28,740 0.025%
Iowa 260 $8.55 $17,780 0.018%
Florida 1,150 $11.07 $23,020 0.016%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New York 890 $14.66 $30,490 0.011%
Massachusetts 370 $14.45 $30,060 0.012%
Maryland 100 $13.83 $28,770 0.004%
Washington 640 $13.82 $28,740 0.025%
California 410 $13.33 $27,730 0.003%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Decatur, IL MSA 50 $7.54 $15,680 0.093%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 600 $12.09 $25,140 0.071%
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL MSA 100 $9.00 $18,720 0.057%
Naples, FL MSA 60 $9.24 $19,220 0.051%
Rockford, IL MSA 60 $10.28 $21,390 0.036%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Diego, CA MSA 60 $16.44 $34,190 0.005%
Tacoma, WA PMSA (7) $16.31 $33,930 (7)
Boston, MA-NH PMSA 250 $15.85 $32,980 0.013%
Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, VA-NC MSA (7) $15.24 $31,700 (7)
Fort Lauderdale, FL PMSA 90 $15.24 $31,700 0.013%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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) Estimates not released.

All Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations

May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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