Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
15,160 4.5 % $13.58 $28,240 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.75 $9.94 $12.67 $15.92 $19.73
Annual Wage (2) $18,200 $20,670 $26,350 $33,100 $41,030


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 5,050 0.76 $13.61 $28,320
Rooming and Boarding Houses 1,010 8.04 $13.45 $27,970
Grocery Stores 970 0.04 $12.89 $26,810
Traveler Accommodation 830 0.04 $14.35 $29,850
Specialty Food Stores 730 0.32 $12.94 $26,920

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 1,010 8.04 $13.45 $27,970
Inland Water Transportation 450 1.60 $21.22 $44,130
Special Food Services 5,050 0.76 $13.61 $28,320
Specialty Food Stores 730 0.32 $12.94 $26,920
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 110 0.28 $15.35 $31,940

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Inland Water Transportation 450 1.60 $21.22 $44,130
Other Personal Services 70 0.02 $17.49 $36,370
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $16.26 $33,830
Support Activities for Mining 110 0.03 $16.18 $33,650
Religious Organizations 290 0.15 $16.13 $33,550


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 2,320 0.15 1.36 $14.62 $30,400
Louisiana 1,210 0.62 5.65 $15.43 $32,090
Illinois 990 0.17 1.53 $12.72 $26,460
Florida 750 0.09 0.86 $13.15 $27,350
Virginia 710 0.19 1.76 $11.53 $23,990




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 330 1.00 9.12 $17.61 $36,640
Louisiana 1,210 0.62 5.65 $15.43 $32,090
Hawaii 210 0.35 3.14 $14.92 $31,030
Connecticut 480 0.29 2.66 $16.68 $34,690
Kentucky 440 0.24 2.19 $13.90 $28,910




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 80 0.11 0.98 $19.81 $41,200
Alaska 330 1.00 9.12 $17.61 $36,640
Connecticut 480 0.29 2.66 $16.68 $34,690
Nevada 150 0.12 1.08 $16.62 $34,560
New Hampshire 90 0.14 1.23 $16.14 $33,570





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 730 0.18 1.63 $14.20 $29,530
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 620 0.17 1.58 $13.46 $27,990
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 560 0.09 0.79 $14.70 $30,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 550 0.23 2.06 $12.02 $24,990
Baton Rouge, LA 350 0.89 8.11 $15.83 $32,930
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 330 0.58 5.30 $14.80 $30,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 250 0.13 1.22 $11.79 $24,520
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 220 0.37 3.39 $15.48 $32,200
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.20 1.85 $15.88 $33,040
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 200 0.18 1.68 $11.99 $24,940




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 140 1.47 13.37 $17.64 $36,690
Bloomington, IN 90 1.39 12.63 $10.91 $22,680
Flagstaff, AZ 80 1.34 12.23 $11.76 $24,460
Baton Rouge, LA 350 0.89 8.11 $15.83 $32,930
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 110 0.72 6.56 $11.50 $23,920
Ithaca, NY 30 0.70 6.34 $17.59 $36,580
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 330 0.58 5.30 $14.80 $30,770
Napa, CA 40 0.58 5.26 $17.66 $36,730
Anchorage, AK 90 0.52 4.72 $18.30 $38,060
Urban Honolulu, HI 180 0.40 3.62 $14.11 $29,340




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)
Huntsville, AL (8) (8) (8) $21.50 $44,720
Waterbury, CT (8) (8) (8) $20.68 $43,020
Jacksonville, FL (8) (8) (8) $20.01 $41,620
New Haven, CT 90 0.32 2.89 $18.31 $38,080
Anchorage, AK 90 0.52 4.72 $18.30 $38,060
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 30 0.02 0.22 $18.21 $37,870
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 90 0.10 0.88 $18.00 $37,450
Napa, CA 40 0.58 5.26 $17.66 $36,730
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 140 1.47 13.37 $17.64 $36,690
Ithaca, NY 30 0.70 6.34 $17.59 $36,580

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)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 180 2.39 21.77 $17.04 $35,440
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 1.58 14.39 $16.78 $34,900
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.37 3.36 $9.28 $19,310
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.99 8.97 $9.75 $20,270
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.96 8.74 $19.77 $41,120

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 180 2.39 21.77 $17.04 $35,440
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 1.58 14.39 $16.78 $34,900
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.99 8.97 $9.75 $20,270
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.96 8.74 $19.77 $41,120
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.37 3.36 $9.28 $19,310

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)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.84 $55,840
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.96 8.74 $19.77 $41,120
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.92 $39,350
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 180 2.39 21.77 $17.04 $35,440
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 1.58 14.39 $16.78 $34,900


About May 2015 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016