November 24, 2010

Wages of full- and part-time cooks in 2009

Average hourly wages of cooks, by occupational group, 2009
Occupational group Full-time workers Part-time workers

Fast food cooks

$8.97 $7.91

Short-order cooks

$10.17 $8.75

Restaurant cooks

$11.42 $9.87

Institution and cafeteria cooks

$12.44 $10.20

All cooks

$11.29 $9.03

These data featured in the TED article, Wages of full- and part-time cooks in 2009.