Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
21,160 4.5 % $12.61 $26,230 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.45 $9.39 $11.58 $14.49 $18.08
Annual Wage (2) $17,570 $19,520 $24,080 $30,130 $37,600


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 8,050 1.31 $12.62 $26,250
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 1,370 0.01 $11.12 $23,120
Grocery Stores 1,310 0.05 $11.48 $23,870
Employment Services 940 0.03 $11.49 $23,910
Traveler Accommodation 930 0.05 $14.53 $30,220

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 710 6.07 $12.76 $26,540
Special Food Services 8,050 1.31 $12.62 $26,250
Inland Water Transportation 340 1.29 $26.44 $54,990
Religious Organizations 550 0.30 $13.95 $29,010
Specialty Food Stores 670 0.30 $11.77 $24,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Inland Water Transportation 340 1.29 $26.44 $54,990
Support Activities for Mining 200 0.05 $15.81 $32,890
Other Personal Services 50 0.02 $15.18 $31,570
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) $15.05 $31,290
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 60 0.15 $14.97 $31,140


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 2,910 0.20 1.24 $13.95 $29,020
Illinois 2,340 0.41 2.57 $11.52 $23,960
Louisiana 1,570 0.83 5.20 $14.99 $31,170
New Jersey 1,330 0.35 2.17 $12.27 $25,530
Texas 1,240 0.11 0.71 $11.48 $23,890




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 390 1.20 7.50 $15.90 $33,080
Louisiana 1,570 0.83 5.20 $14.99 $31,170
Mississippi 620 0.57 3.57 $9.21 $19,150
Hawaii 290 0.48 3.03 $11.91 $24,770
Illinois 2,340 0.41 2.57 $11.52 $23,960




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 390 1.20 7.50 $15.90 $33,080
Nevada 120 0.10 0.65 $15.60 $32,450
Massachusetts 410 0.13 0.79 $15.58 $32,400
Louisiana 1,570 0.83 5.20 $14.99 $31,170
District of Columbia 100 0.15 0.94 $14.79 $30,760





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 1,740 0.47 2.94 $11.78 $24,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 810 0.20 1.28 $13.85 $28,810
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 700 0.13 0.83 $13.24 $27,540
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 420 0.20 1.23 $11.25 $23,390
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 410 0.78 4.91 $17.36 $36,100
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 370 0.16 1.00 $10.84 $22,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 350 0.15 0.92 $14.28 $29,710
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.29 1.84 $17.41 $36,210
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.31 1.91 $15.20 $31,620
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 290 0.16 1.01 $13.69 $28,470




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-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 130 1.39 8.70 $21.88 $45,520
Ithaca, NY 50 0.95 5.96 $15.63 $32,500
Napa, CA 60 0.94 5.88 $14.96 $31,120
College Station-Bryan, TX 80 0.80 5.04 $10.94 $22,750
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 410 0.78 4.91 $17.36 $36,100
Lafayette, LA 120 0.78 4.92 $12.44 $25,880
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 70 0.72 4.50 $10.24 $21,300
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 80 0.70 4.42 $8.59 $17,870
Appleton, WI 80 0.66 4.13 $13.33 $27,730
Chico, CA 40 0.63 3.92 $10.35 $21,530




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)
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 130 1.39 8.70 $21.88 $45,520
Jacksonville, FL 80 0.14 0.89 $20.23 $42,070
Naples-Marco Island, FL (8) (8) (8) $17.95 $37,350
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 60 0.07 0.43 $17.42 $36,240
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.29 1.84 $17.41 $36,210
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 410 0.78 4.91 $17.36 $36,100
Anchorage, AK 70 0.41 2.58 $16.44 $34,200
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.06 0.38 $16.28 $33,860
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $15.83 $32,930
Ithaca, NY 50 0.95 5.96 $15.63 $32,500

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 0.83 5.21 $9.21 $19,160
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 1.25 7.85 $9.08 $18,890
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.43 8.96 (8) (8)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.77 4.80 $16.43 $34,180
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 2.10 13.16 $14.70 $30,570

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)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 2.10 13.16 $14.70 $30,570
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.43 8.96 (8) (8)
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 1.25 7.85 $9.08 $18,890
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 1.21 7.60 $12.75 $26,510
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 0.83 5.21 $9.21 $19,160

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)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.77 4.80 $16.43 $34,180
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 2.10 13.16 $14.70 $30,570
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.36 $29,870
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 1.21 7.60 $12.75 $26,510
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.43 $25,850


About May 2013 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.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014