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Restaurant Cooks typically work in small to medium size restaurants. They're required to prepare a larger variety of foods when compared to fast-food cooks or cooks employed in cafeterias. They prepare entrees, soups, salads, side dishes desserts and other types of food. Restaurant cooks typically prepare foods according to recipes. They must learn to effectively use a variety of cooking equipment such as grills, ovens, broilers, pots and pans, knives and slicers. Restaurant cooks have to perform at a high standard while working at a fast-pace. A keen sense of taste and smell are also important in the profession.

Head restaurant cooks supervise the other kitchen employees, determine food requirements and order the appropriate supplies. They may also plan menus and determine food portions. Head cooks are also responsible for uniform quality and presentation of meals.

Some restaurants have designated cooks such as fry cooks, grill cooks and vegetable cooks. Large restaurants usually have a team of cooks. Each cook typically works at a specific station and prepares specific types of foods.

Institution and cafeteria cooks are employed in hospitals, schools, businesses and other settings. Typically, they prepare an extensive amount of food, based on a small number of entrees and side dishes and desserts. Short-order cooks usually work in restaurants and coffee shops that require food to be prepared quickly. Fast-food restaurant cooks typically work with a limited selection of food items.

Responsibilities

The tasks required of restaurant cooks vary by the work environment and the employer. However, typically restaurant cooks are responsible to perform a variety of tasks including:

  • Help determine the amount of food supplies required
  • Some restaurant cooks may assist supervisors in planning menus, including for special events
  • Restaurant cooks may be required to keep records and accounts
  • Cook food based on recipes or personal experience
  • Broil, bake, roast and steam meats, vegetables and fish
  • Create bread, cakes and pastries
  • Test food to make sure it has been cooked properly
  • Check food preparation and service areas to make sure they meet safety and sanitary standards
  • Determine food portions for meals
  • Assist other cooks during busy periods

Job Characteristics

Restaurant cooks must be good at working as part of a team. Being able to communicate in popular foreign languages can be advantageous while working with other restaurant employees.

Some restaurants provide modern equipment, air conditioning and spacious work areas. Some restaurants, especially those situated in older buildings, often include smaller work areas and do not provide the quality work environment provided in newer restaurants.

During peak dining hours, restaurant kitchens typically becoming fast paced environments and cooks must be able to handle the pressure and be able to effectively communicate during the rush periods. They must also have the ability to stand for long periods of time and work close to hot grills and ovens and lift heavy pots.

Cooks may be scheduled to work in the early morning hours, late in the evenings, on weekends and on holidays. Often variable work schedules are available.

The median earnings for restaurant cooks was $20,340 in 2006. The lowest 10 percent of restaurant cooks earned about $14,370 and the highest 10 percent earned more than $28,850.

Employment Outlook

Approximately one-third of restaurant cooks work part-time. Typically, two-thirds of cooks are employed at restaurants and food services settings and about 15% or employed at institutions. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (USDL BLS), employment for restaurant cooks is expected to increase by 11% from 2006 to 2016 which is about the average growth increase for all occupations.

Shown below in descending order, are the employment opportunities for cooks based on government statistics:

  • Restaurants
  • Fast-food restaurants
  • Institutions and cafeterias
  • Short-order cooks
  • Head cooks

A lot of the job growth is expected to be provided by causal dining restaurants. The government projects competition will be high for restaurant cook positions in upscale restaurants due to slower growth in this employment area. Employment opportunities are often available for part-time positions.

Industry experts have stated that restaurant cooks in travel related settings were at the higher end of the pay scale while cooks at limited service restaurants were at the lower end of the pay scale.

Restaurant Cook Training, Certification, and Licensing

The majority of restaurant cook positions require very little or no training or education in the field. Most employers for entry-level restaurant cook positions do not require a high school diploma. However, a high school diploma can be advantageous for those that want to advance in their career. The vast majority of restaurant cooks receive on-the-job training. Vocational schools offer basic programs which typically provide training in cooking techniques, sanitation and safety and food handling guidelines.

Head cooks are typically required to have several years of training and many years of experience. Employers seeking to hire advanced cooks typically require formal training in programs which last from a few months to a couple of years. The shorter programs usually provide training in basic cooking methods including baking, grilling and broiling. They also provide training with food handling and sanitation procedures and nutrition.

Long term programs train students for employment opportunities in upscale restaurants. These programs offer a certificate or a degree. The curriculums provide training in a wide variety of specialities and advanced cooking techniques and various cooking styles.

Students participating in culinary programs are provided with plenty of hands-on learning in kitchens. The programs also offer training in purchasing and inventory methods, nutrition, menu planning and food storage procedures. Some of the culinary programs also offer a thorough review of food service management, inventory software, computer accounting and banquet service.

Partnerships of the U.S. Department of Labor with culinary schools, trade unions and industry associations provide apprenticeship programs. In addition, the American Culinary Federation sponsors apprenticeship programs throughout the nation. Often hotels and restaurant chains as well as food service management companies provide paid internships and summer employment for workers beginning their cooking careers. Sometimes internships provide opportunities for cooks to be accepted into formal chef training programs.

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Major Employers

Restaurant cooks are employed in upscale restaurants, hotel restaurants, casual dining settings, fast-food restaurants and coffee shops. Cooks are also employed in cafeterias and institution such as hospitals, schools and businesses.

Schools for Restaurant Cooks are listed in the Browse Schools Section.

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
Restaurant Cooks

Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Restaurant Cooks jobs , as of 2016

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Hoover 4580 $21,650
Birmingham 4580 $21,650
Huntsville 1580 $21,940
Daphne 1530 $26,210
Fairhope 1530 $26,210
Foley 1530 $26,210
Montgomery 1470 $21,010
Tuscaloosa 950 $19,420
Mobile 890 $21,160
Dothan 690 $18,650
Auburn 630 $19,500
Opelika 630 $19,500
Muscle Shoals 560 $18,790
Florence 560 $18,790
Decatur 460 $18,950
Anniston 410 $19,750
Oxford 410 $19,750
Jacksonville 410 $19,750
     
Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anchorage 1120 $28,220
Fairbanks 170 $28,100
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Mesa 16410 $24,160
Phoenix 16410 $24,160
Scottsdale 16410 $24,160
Tucson 4150 $22,910
Flagstaff 1080 $24,050
Prescott 960 $23,120
Lake Havasu City 460 $21,880
Kingman 460 $21,880
Yuma 320 $19,780
Douglas 180 $22,610
Sierra Vista 180 $22,610
     
Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Conway 3020 $22,860
North Little Rock 3020 $22,860
Little Rock 3020 $22,860
Hot Springs 690 $19,970
Jonesboro 460 $22,770
Pine Bluff 110 $18,820
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anaheim 49730 $26,340
Long Beach 49730 $26,340
Los Angeles 49730 $26,340
Oakland 20480 $29,130
Hayward 20480 $29,130
San Francisco 20480 $29,130
Carlsbad 14760 $25,440
San Diego 14760 $25,440
Ontario 10960 $25,240
Riverside 10960 $25,240
San Bernardino 10960 $25,240
San Jose 6800 $28,520
Santa Clara 6800 $28,520
Sunnyvale 6800 $28,520
Arcade 6140 $26,160
Roseville 6140 $26,160
Sacramento 6140 $26,160
Arden 6140 $26,160
Ventura 2300 $27,770
Thousand Oaks 2300 $27,770
Oxnard 2300 $27,770
Salinas 2080 $29,000
Fresno 2020 $25,330
Santa Maria 1990 $28,480
Santa Barbara 1990 $28,480
Santa Rosa 1890 $29,640
Lodi 1510 $24,520
Stockton 1510 $24,520
Bakersfield 1410 $25,600
Arroyo Grande 1410 $27,990
Paso Robles 1410 $27,990
San Luis Obispo 1410 $27,990
Modesto 1080 $24,830
Santa Cruz 970 $30,150
Watsonville 970 $30,150
Napa 890 $27,810
Fairfield 880 $26,160
Vallejo 880 $26,160
Chico 860 $23,420
Porterville 760 $23,210
Visalia 760 $23,210
Redding 520 $25,000
El Centro 310 $25,170
Merced 260 $24,080
Yuba City 200 $26,720
Corcoran 200 $27,700
Hanford 200 $27,700
Madera 180 $23,520
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Aurora 17110 $24,960
Denver 17110 $24,960
Lakewood 17110 $24,960
Colorado Springs 2880 $26,460
Fort Collins 2390 $23,950
Boulder 1880 $27,190
Greeley 770 $22,860
Grand Junction 760 $22,780
Pueblo 430 $25,100
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
East Hartford 4620 $25,850
West Hartford 4620 $25,850
Hartford 4620 $25,850
Stamford 3270 $30,050
Norwalk 3270 $30,050
Bridgeport 3270 $30,050
New Haven 2290 $26,760
Danbury 840 $28,150
Waterbury 400 $27,530
     
Metro Area (Delaware) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dover 720 $21,300
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Palm Beach 29030 $27,250
Fort Lauderdale 29030 $27,250
Miami 29030 $27,250
Orlando 18500 $25,780
Kissimmee 18500 $25,780
Sanford 18500 $25,780
St. Petersburg 11880 $23,970
Tampa 11880 $23,970
Clearwater 11880 $23,970
Jacksonville 7240 $23,870
Sarasota 4480 $24,500
North Port 4480 $24,500
Bradenton 4480 $24,500
Cape Coral 3620 $26,910
Fort Myers 3620 $26,910
Deltona 2790 $24,220
Daytona Beach 2790 $24,220
Ormond Beach 2790 $24,220
Immokalee 2750 $28,000
Naples 2750 $28,000
Marco Island 2750 $28,000
Palm Bay 2680 $23,020
Titusville 2680 $23,020
Melbourne 2680 $23,020
Pensacola 2630 $23,610
Brent 2630 $23,610
Ferry Pass 2630 $23,610
Lakeland 1860 $21,770
Winter Haven 1860 $21,770
Tallahassee 1850 $23,180
Crestview 1850 $24,480
Fort Walton Beach 1850 $24,480
Destin 1850 $24,480
Port St. Lucie 1570 $24,470
Panama City 1280 $22,770
Gainesville 1100 $22,820
Ocala 1050 $24,300
Punta Gorda 790 $23,440
Vero Beach 580 $27,480
Sebastian 580 $27,480
The Villages 430 $22,940
Homosassa Springs 350 $19,460
Sebring 310 $24,900
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sandy Springs 19920 $23,230
Atlanta 19920 $23,230
Roswell 19920 $23,230
Savannah 2160 $20,120
Athens 1010 $19,790
Clarke County 1010 $19,790
Brunswick 760 $21,940
Macon 550 $21,550
Gainesville 530 $23,490
Valdosta 490 $20,690
Warner Robins 470 $20,230
Dalton 260 $20,570
Rome 230 $21,140
Albany 220 $22,680
Hinesville 170 $21,800
     
Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Urban Honolulu 4780 $26,430
Lahaina 1950 $40,330
Wailuku 1950 $40,330
Kahului 1950 $40,330
     
Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Boise City 2300 $22,000
Coeur d'Alene 700 $22,870
Idaho Falls 460 $21,790
Pocatello 330 $20,390
     
Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Peoria 1700 $23,330
Springfield 1040 $22,020
Bloomington 1000 $22,300
Rockford 860 $23,730
Champaign 640 $23,830
Urbana 640 $23,830
Decatur 440 $19,580
Kankakee 200 $19,220
Danville N/A $20,450
Marion N/A $23,310
Carbondale N/A $23,310
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Indianapolis 8820 $23,650
Anderson 8820 $23,650
Carmel 8820 $23,650
Fort Wayne 2310 $21,330
West Lafayette 880 $24,050
Lafayette 880 $24,050
Bloomington 760 $20,300
Muncie 580 $20,090
Terre Haute 560 $20,460
Goshen 550 $21,780
Elkhart 550 $21,780
La Porte 460 $22,560
Michigan City 460 $22,560
Kokomo 370 $19,240
Columbus 350 $21,920
     
Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Des Moines 2790 $23,090
Des Moines 2790 $23,090
Iowa City 1020 $21,700
Cedar Rapids 840 $23,290
Cedar Falls 650 $20,560
Waterloo 650 $20,560
Dubuque 470 $21,490
Ames 210 $21,640
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Wichita 2260 $21,610
Lawrence 760 $21,970
Topeka 620 $22,150
Manhattan 240 $22,150
     
Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lexington 2520 $19,360
Fayette 2520 $19,360
Bowling Green 710 $19,070
Fort Knox 520 $19,260
Elizabethtown 520 $19,260
Owensboro 360 $20,210
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Metairie 6660 $21,030
New Orleans 6660 $21,030
Baton Rouge 3290 $23,220
Shreveport 1740 $20,990
Bossier City 1740 $20,990
Lafayette 1100 $22,270
Lake Charles 840 $19,320
Houma 610 $19,020
Thibodaux 610 $19,020
Monroe 500 $21,110
Alexandria 470 $20,730
Hammond 330 $19,760
     
Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Portland 2210 $25,700
South Portland 2210 $25,700
Bangor 410 $24,380
Auburn 230 $24,190
Lewiston 230 $24,190
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baltimore 9310 $25,740
Towson 9310 $25,740
Columbia 9310 $25,740
Lexington Park 310 $26,080
California 310 $26,080
     
Metro Area (Massachusetts) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Barnstable Town 1020 $28,680
New Bedford 690 $25,680
Pittsfield 300 $26,490
Gardner 270 N/A
Leominster 270 N/A
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dearborn 15290 $23,320
Detroit 15290 $23,320
Warren 15290 $23,320
Grand Rapids 4830 $21,610
Wyoming 4830 $21,610
Ann Arbor 1570 $26,100
Lansing 1370 $20,760
East Lansing 1370 $20,760
Flint 1290 $21,100
Portage 1110 $22,320
Kalamazoo 1110 $22,320
Niles 960 $22,080
Benton Harbor 960 $22,080
Saginaw 850 $20,670
Muskegon 550 $22,800
Jackson 540 $19,330
Monroe 510 $20,210
Bay City 360 $20,630
Midland 270 $21,980
Battle Creek N/A $19,620
     
Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rochester 1100 $23,970
St. Cloud 820 $24,010
Mankato 560 $22,920
North Mankato 560 $22,920
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pascagoula 2190 $23,210
Biloxi 2190 $23,210
Gulfport 2190 $23,210
Jackson 1840 $19,860
Hattiesburg 620 $20,640
     
Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Springfield 2260 $19,800
Columbia 1210 $21,270
Jefferson City 540 $21,960
Joplin 410 $20,190
     
Metro Area (Montana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Billings 830 $21,940
Missoula 530 $25,720
Great Falls 250 $22,580
     
Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lincoln 1070 $22,400
Grand Island 190 $23,120
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 16640 $30,820
Henderson 16640 $30,820
Las Vegas 16640 $30,820
Reno 2770 $25,770
Carson City 260 $25,170
     
Metro Area (New Hampshire) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Manchester 990 $27,900
     
Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Atlantic City 1760 $31,240
Hammonton 1760 $31,240
Trenton 970 $28,690
Ocean City 740 $31,270
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque 3150 $21,740
Santa Fe 860 $26,550
Las Cruces 720 $19,300
Farmington 440 $19,660
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Niagara Falls 4210 $24,270
Buffalo 4210 $24,270
Cheektowaga 4210 $24,270
Schenectady 3260 $25,030
Albany 3260 $25,030
Troy 3260 $25,030
Rochester 2810 $24,780
Syracuse 2250 $23,620
Utica 850 $26,850
Rome 850 $26,850
Kingston 580 $25,900
Ithaca 430 $23,740
Binghamton 430 $25,580
Watertown 360 $23,560
Fort Drum 360 $23,560
Elmira 260 $20,180
Glens Falls 250 $24,750
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Raleigh 5820 $21,230
High Point 2930 $21,620
Greensboro 2930 $21,620
Chapel Hill 2520 $22,460
Durham 2520 $22,460
Asheville 2510 $23,570
Salem 2480 $18,910
Winston 2480 $18,910
Wilmington 2030 $21,890
Morganton 1210 $19,550
Lenoir 1210 $19,550
Hickory 1210 $19,550
Fayetteville 1170 $19,680
Greenville 1050 $19,600
Jacksonville 720 $18,990
Rocky Mount 660 $19,030
Burlington 560 $20,490
New Bern 450 $20,640
Goldsboro 400 $19,200
     
Metro Area (North Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bismarck 430 $28,670
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Elyria 7770 $23,230
Cleveland 7770 $23,230
Columbus 7410 $25,040
Dayton 3020 $21,850
Akron 2020 $22,450
Toledo 1730 $22,350
Canton 1050 $20,680
Massillon 1050 $20,680
Mansfield 480 $20,750
Springfield 390 $21,470
Lima 230 $21,360
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City 5290 $24,030
Tulsa 3410 $20,400
Lawton 580 $19,830
     
Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Eugene 1630 $24,540
Redmond 1440 $26,970
Bend 1440 $26,970
Salem 1290 $24,470
Medford 1150 $27,270
Albany 390 $22,480
Corvallis 280 $21,190
Grants Pass 200 $23,940
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pittsburgh 11440 $22,520
Harrisburg 2450 $23,340
Carlisle 2450 $23,340
Scranton 2300 $23,920
Wilkes 2300 $23,920
Hazleton 2300 $23,920
Barre 2300 $23,920
Lancaster 2020 $24,970
Reading 1510 $22,710
Erie 1360 $20,680
York 1350 $24,170
Hanover 1350 $24,170
State College 790 $23,330
East Stroudsburg 750 $24,630
Altoona 640 $21,460
Williamsport 530 $22,600
Chambersburg 460 $19,470
Waynesboro 460 $19,470
Gettysburg 440 $19,770
Johnstown 400 $20,140
Lebanon 380 $23,420
Bloomsburg 270 $25,960
Berwick 270 $25,960
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
San Juan 4990 $18,430
Carolina 4990 $18,430
Caguas 4990 $18,430
Ponce 450 $17,840
Aguadilla 160 $17,670
Isabela 160 $17,670
San German 150 $18,040
Arecibo 140 $17,930
Mayag´┐Żez 140 $17,990
Guayama 50 $17,720
     
Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Charleston 4290 $23,960
North Charleston 4290 $23,960
Greenville 4210 $19,210
Mauldin 4210 $19,210
Anderson 4210 $19,210
Columbia 2340 $19,820
Beaufort 1510 $23,180
Bluffton 1510 $23,180
Hilton Head Island 1510 $23,180
Spartanburg 1340 $21,580
Florence 680 $18,820
Sumter 280 $18,500
     
Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls 580 $24,050
Rapid City 380 $23,830
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Murfreesboro 7070 $23,680
Franklin 7070 $23,680
Davidson 7070 $23,680
Nashville 7070 $23,680
Knoxville 2720 $22,360
Johnson City 690 $21,720
Jackson 670 $22,820
Cleveland 200 $23,380
Morristown 160 $20,030
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dallas 29780 $24,040
Fort Worth 29780 $24,040
Arlington 29780 $24,040
The Woodlands 24730 $23,030
Sugar Land 24730 $23,030
Houston 24730 $23,030
Round Rock 9910 $23,820
Austin 9910 $23,820
New Braunfels 9890 $22,960
San Antonio 9890 $22,960
El Paso 3170 $19,110
McAllen 2040 $22,100
Mission 2040 $22,100
Edinburg 2040 $22,100
Corpus Christi 1800 $23,050
Lubbock 1610 $20,350
Harlingen 1200 $19,470
Brownsville 1200 $19,470
Beaumont 1150 $21,470
Port Arthur 1150 $21,470
Bryan 1020 $20,270
College Station 1020 $20,270
Laredo 960 $18,470
Midland 960 $28,250
Waco 770 $20,180
Longview 770 $21,670
Killeen 750 $22,170
Temple 750 $22,170
Amarillo 720 $21,630
Tyler 700 $21,490
Odessa 640 $24,920
Abilene 500 $23,160
San Angelo 430 $20,100
Wichita Falls 430 $21,160
Sherman 320 $23,030
Denison 320 $23,030
Victoria 240 $22,480
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salt Lake City 3990 $25,670
Clearfield 1270 $25,860
Ogden 1270 $25,860
Orem 1020 $25,590
Provo 1020 $25,590
St. George 490 $24,330
     
Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Burlington 1040 $27,350
Burlington 1040 $27,350
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Richmond 4940 $22,880
Roanoke 1160 $20,830
Charlottesville 930 $25,630
Lynchburg 690 $19,710
Blacksburg 440 $24,030
Christiansburg 440 $24,030
Radford 440 $24,030
Staunton 350 $25,490
Waynesboro 350 $25,490
Harrisonburg 260 $24,360
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Tacoma 17350 $29,080
Seattle 17350 $29,080
Bellevue 17350 $29,080
Spokane 1660 $25,650
Spokane Valley 1660 $25,650
Bremerton 1050 $28,040
Silverdale 1050 $28,040
Tumwater 1030 $25,920
Olympia 1030 $25,920
Bellingham 900 $27,170
Richland 760 $24,290
Kennewick 760 $24,290
Wenatchee 640 $25,630
Mount Vernon 530 $26,720
Anacortes 530 $26,720
Yakima 480 $24,400
Longview 300 $23,080
Walla Walla 180 $28,870
     
Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Charleston 870 $20,650
Morgantown 870 $21,370
Beckley 310 $21,180
Vienna 290 $21,350
Parkersburg 290 $21,350
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Allis 5030 $25,820
Waukesha 5030 $25,820
Milwaukee 5030 $25,820
Madison 3490 $23,710
Green Bay 1370 $21,120
Appleton 1060 $23,360
Sheboygan 630 $23,150
Eau Claire 580 $23,890
Wausau 560 $22,220
Racine 530 $23,370
Beloit 510 $19,610
Janesville 510 $19,610
Oshkosh 460 $24,510
Neenah 460 $24,510
Fond du Lac 330 $24,470
     
Metro Area (Wyoming) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Casper 400 $25,100
Cheyenne 370 $24,820

Most Popular Industries for :
Restaurant Cooks

Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
Restaurant 788,800 87% $21,620
Hotel And Accomodation 60,500 6% $25,530
Amusement Gambling And Recreation 25,190 2% $24,680
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  • Ensures that service members, their spouses and veterans can maximize their military education benefits.
  • Gives students the option to customize monthly payments to fit their budgets and lifestyle.
  • Offers all-inclusive tuition: textbooks, learning materials, and academic support are covered in the cost.
  • Allows alumni to enroll in any future program at a reduced rate.

We have some additional detailed pages at the state level for Restaurant Cooks.

Numbers in parentheses are counts of relevant campus-based schools in the state; online schools may also be available.

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