Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

35-2015 Cooks, Short Order

Prepare and cook to order a variety of foods that require only a short preparation time. May take orders from customers and serve patrons at counters or tables. Excludes "Fast Food Cooks" (35-2011).


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)
180,800 2.5 % $10.30 $21,430 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.99 $8.63 $9.71 $11.46 $13.90
Annual Wage (2) $16,610 $17,940 $20,190 $23,830 $28,910


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)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 118,470 1.23 $10.12 $21,050
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 15,590 4.29 $10.15 $21,110
Grocery Stores 9,700 0.37 $11.00 $22,870
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 8,640 0.75 $10.54 $21,920
Special Food Services 6,080 0.96 $10.92 $22,720

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 15,590 4.29 $10.15 $21,110
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 118,470 1.23 $10.12 $21,050
Special Food Services 6,080 0.96 $10.92 $22,720
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 8,640 0.75 $10.54 $21,920
Specialty Food Stores 1,460 0.64 $10.68 $22,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 310 0.01 $14.98 $31,160
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 340 0.01 $13.54 $28,170
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 180 0.13 $12.19 $25,350
Traveler Accommodation 5,230 0.28 $12.09 $25,140
Performing Arts Companies 70 0.06 $12.08 $25,130


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)
Texas 21,600 1.92 1.44 $9.31 $19,360
California 19,080 1.26 0.94 $11.52 $23,950
New York 9,030 1.02 0.77 $11.04 $22,960
Pennsylvania 7,440 1.32 0.98 $10.19 $21,190
Illinois 7,150 1.24 0.93 $10.35 $21,520



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)
New Hampshire 3,190 5.09 3.80 $9.60 $19,970
Rhode Island 1,490 3.22 2.41 $10.78 $22,420
Maine 1,760 2.99 2.24 $9.96 $20,710
New Mexico 2,260 2.86 2.14 $9.50 $19,770
Vermont 790 2.62 1.96 $12.74 $26,500



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 210 0.64 0.48 $14.10 $29,320
Nevada 2,580 2.17 1.62 $13.28 $27,630
Vermont 790 2.62 1.96 $12.74 $26,500
Massachusetts 5,170 1.56 1.16 $12.73 $26,480
District of Columbia 480 0.72 0.54 $12.57 $26,150




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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,490 1.20 0.89 $10.54 $21,920
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,420 0.82 0.61 $11.43 $23,780
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,330 1.52 1.14 $9.63 $20,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,210 1.04 0.78 $10.90 $22,660
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,670 1.12 0.84 $10.22 $21,260
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,580 1.99 1.49 $10.79 $22,450
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,550 1.93 1.44 $11.53 $23,990
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,270 1.26 0.94 $12.73 $26,470
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 2,060 2.37 1.77 $13.81 $28,710
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,980 1.06 0.80 $10.47 $21,780



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)
Portsmouth, NH-ME 420 7.32 5.47 $10.67 $22,200
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA 270 6.67 4.99 $11.18 $23,250
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 860 6.59 4.93 $9.83 $20,440
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 540 5.36 4.00 $10.06 $20,930
Ithaca, NY 230 4.74 3.54 $12.92 $26,880
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 210 4.46 3.34 $12.09 $25,150
Manchester, NH 450 4.38 3.27 $9.54 $19,830
Green Bay, WI 710 4.30 3.21 $9.95 $20,700
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 200 4.20 3.14 $9.83 $20,440
New Bedford, MA 270 4.14 3.10 $9.83 $20,450