Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
19,460 4.8 % $11.82 $24,590 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.99 $8.99 $10.93 $14.05 $17.19
Annual Wage (2) $16,620 $18,700 $22,740 $29,220 $35,760


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 6,970 1.27 $11.90 $24,750
Grocery Stores 2,260 0.09 $12.95 $26,940
Limited-Service Eating Places 1,010 0.03 $10.22 $21,250
Traveler Accommodation 940 0.06 $12.67 $26,360
Child Day Care Services 760 0.10 $10.67 $22,190

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 590 5.36 $13.22 $27,500
Special Food Services 6,970 1.27 $11.90 $24,750
Specialty Food Stores 610 0.29 $11.47 $23,850
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 70 0.17 $11.08 $23,040
Civic and Social Organizations 600 0.16 $11.64 $24,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Inland Water Transportation (8) (8) $17.06 $35,480
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 110 (7) $16.01 $33,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 270 0.01 $14.64 $30,450
Rooming and Boarding Houses 590 5.36 $13.22 $27,500
Other Food Manufacturing 180 0.11 $13.08 $27,200


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 2,270 0.16 1.06 $13.42 $27,920
Illinois 2,060 0.37 2.44 $12.10 $25,180
Washington 1,920 0.71 4.65 $12.85 $26,730
Louisiana 1,750 0.95 6.23 $9.90 $20,590
Michigan 1,070 0.29 1.87 $10.49 $21,820




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)
Louisiana 1,750 0.95 6.23 $9.90 $20,590
Alaska 230 0.75 4.91 $15.09 $31,390
Washington 1,920 0.71 4.65 $12.85 $26,730
Mississippi 410 0.39 2.52 $8.91 $18,530
Illinois 2,060 0.37 2.44 $12.10 $25,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 980 0.12 0.77 $15.34 $31,910
Alaska 230 0.75 4.91 $15.09 $31,390
Massachusetts 410 0.13 0.85 $14.42 $29,990
Nevada 120 0.11 0.69 $14.21 $29,560
Oregon 160 0.10 0.65 $14.12 $29,360

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-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,470 0.42 2.72 $11.92 $24,800
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.93 6.08 $13.21 $27,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.14 0.93 $12.86 $26,740
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 500 0.10 0.66 $14.80 $30,790
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.23 1.48 $12.43 $25,840
Baton Rouge, LA 310 0.87 5.68 $8.83 $18,370
Lafayette, LA 290 2.05 13.36 $9.93 $20,660
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 270 0.17 1.08 $15.26 $31,740
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 250 0.26 1.72 $12.11 $25,190
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.25 1.66 $14.60 $30,370




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)
Lafayette, LA 290 2.05 13.36 $9.93 $20,660
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 150 1.66 10.82 $11.58 $24,090
Champaign-Urbana, IL 120 1.23 8.03 $15.84 $32,950
Pascagoula, MS 60 1.06 6.90 $8.57 $17,830
Wenatchee, WA 40 0.98 6.40 $11.65 $24,230
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.93 6.08 $13.21 $27,470
Baton Rouge, LA 310 0.87 5.68 $8.83 $18,370
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 150 0.86 5.63 $9.82 $20,420
Rockford, IL 90 0.69 4.49 $11.60 $24,130
Missoula, MT 40 0.65 4.26 $9.33 $19,400




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)
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 0.45 $20.50 $42,640
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 240 0.20 1.28 $16.31 $33,920
Champaign-Urbana, IL 120 1.23 8.03 $15.84 $32,950
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 30 0.34 2.19 $15.68 $32,610
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 50 0.07 0.44 $15.38 $31,980
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 270 0.17 1.08 $15.26 $31,740
Ithaca, NY (8) (8) (8) $15.19 $31,600
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $14.81 $30,810
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.22 1.42 $14.81 $30,810
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 500 0.10 0.66 $14.80 $30,790

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)
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.77 5.01 $8.57 $17,820
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.84 5.49 $12.07 $25,100
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 1.50 9.82 $13.29 $27,640
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 1.22 7.95 $15.65 $32,550
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 3.67 $9.75 $20,280

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)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 1.50 9.82 $13.29 $27,640
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 1.22 7.95 $15.65 $32,550
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.84 5.49 $12.07 $25,100
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.77 5.01 $8.57 $17,820
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 3.67 $9.75 $20,280

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 1.22 7.95 $15.65 $32,550
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 2.18 $13.47 $28,010
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 90 1.50 9.82 $13.29 $27,640
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.17 $25,310
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.84 5.49 $12.07 $25,100


About May 2010 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 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) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011