Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
18,600 4.7 % $12.88 $26,780 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.46 $9.52 $12.01 $14.87 $18.25
Annual Wage (2) $17,590 $19,800 $24,970 $30,940 $37,960


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 6,800 1.07 $13.08 $27,210
Grocery Stores 1,090 0.04 $11.12 $23,130
Rooming and Boarding Houses 880 7.01 $13.11 $27,270
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 860 0.01 $10.38 $21,590
Traveler Accommodation 770 0.04 $14.54 $30,250

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 880 7.01 $13.11 $27,270
Inland Water Transportation 330 1.21 $21.86 $45,470
Special Food Services 6,800 1.07 $13.08 $27,210
Specialty Food Stores 690 0.31 $12.39 $25,760
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 110 0.27 $15.14 $31,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Inland Water Transportation 330 1.21 $21.86 $45,470
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 40 0.05 $16.01 $33,300
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 50 0.03 $15.17 $31,550
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 110 0.27 $15.14 $31,500
Religious Organizations 350 0.19 $15.08 $31,360


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 3,090 0.20 1.48 $14.36 $29,870
Illinois 1,430 0.25 1.80 $12.26 $25,500
Louisiana 1,300 0.68 4.92 $14.25 $29,650
New York 1,010 0.12 0.84 $13.51 $28,100
New Jersey 850 0.22 1.60 $12.55 $26,100



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 460 1.40 10.19 $16.61 $34,540
Louisiana 1,300 0.68 4.92 $14.25 $29,650
Mississippi 540 0.50 3.60 $9.95 $20,690
Hawaii 200 0.32 2.35 $13.60 $28,290
Illinois 1,430 0.25 1.80 $12.26 $25,500



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 300 0.18 1.31 $17.34 $36,070
Alaska 460 1.40 10.19 $16.61 $34,540
District of Columbia 80 0.11 0.83 $15.37 $31,960
New Hampshire 150 0.23 1.70 $15.27 $31,760
Washington 270 0.09 0.67 $14.92 $31,040




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 1,050 0.26 1.88 $13.75 $28,590
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 950 0.25 1.84 $12.63 $26,270
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 620 0.12 0.84 $13.94 $28,990
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.34 2.49 $18.11 $37,660
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 310 0.58 4.22 $16.08 $33,450
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 270 0.15 1.07 $13.80 $28,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 270 0.11 0.81 $11.09 $23,070
Baton Rouge, LA 260 0.67 4.85 (8) (8)
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 250 0.24 1.77 $11.99 $24,940
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.22 1.61 $14.82 $30,830



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)
Pascagoula, MS 50 0.87 6.30 $10.53 $21,900
Ithaca, NY 40 0.83 6.00 $14.86 $30,910
Bloomington, IN 60 0.82 5.93 $11.70 $24,340
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 80 0.79 5.72 $10.80 $22,470
Baton Rouge, LA 260 0.67 4.85 (8) (8)
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 310 0.58 4.22 $16.08 $33,450
Manchester, NH 60 0.55 4.01 $14.04 $29,190
Tuscaloosa, AL 50 0.53 3.84 $10.70 $22,260
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 60 0.49 3.52 $8.55 $17,780
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 70 0.43 3.10 $11.20 $23,300



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)
Jacksonville, FL 50 0.09 0.65 $20.17 $41,950
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.34 2.49 $18.11 $37,660
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $17.41 $36,220
New Haven, CT 70 0.24 1.75 $17.29 $35,950
Anchorage, AK 70 0.41 2.95 $17.26 $35,900
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 40 0.04 0.32 $17.02 $35,410
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (8) (8) (8) $16.94 $35,230
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 310 0.58 4.22 $16.08 $33,450
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.13 0.95 $15.47 $32,180
Savannah, GA (8) (8) (8) $15.30 $31,820

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 1.95 14.16 $16.00 $33,280
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.78 5.69 (8) (8)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.55 4.02 $8.88 $18,480
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 2.94 $9.54 $19,830
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 2.04 $10.17 $21,160

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 1.95 14.16 $16.00 $33,280
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 1.10 8.02 $18.74 $38,980
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.78 5.69 (8) (8)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.55 4.02 $8.88 $18,480
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area 40 0.50 3.64 (8) (8)

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)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 1.10 8.02 $18.74 $38,980
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.33 $36,040
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 1.95 14.16 $16.00 $33,280
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.02 $31,230
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.83 $28,770


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015