Illinois Restaurant Cooks: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Restaurant Cooks in Illinois

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Fast Facts for Restaurant Cooks in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Decatur, Bloomington and Kankakee
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Chicago, Peoria and Danville
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago, Peoria and Rockford

Salaries for Restaurant Cooks in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Bloomington, Chicago and Springfield

Schools for Restaurant Cooks in Illinois are listed below.

Selected Cooking And Culinary Schools in Illinois

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More Illinois Cooking And Culinary Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Chicago Associate 6,140
College of DuPage Glen Ellyn Associate 25,768
College of Lake County Grayslake Associate 16,010
Danville Area Community College Danville Associate 2,832
Elgin Community College Elgin Associate 9,613
Harper College Palatine Associate 15,156
Illinois Central College East Peoria Associate 11,804
John Wood Community College Quincy Associate 2,417
Joliet Junior College Joliet Associate 13,149
Kaskaskia College Centralia Associate 5,041
Rend Lake College Ina Associate 4,821
Saint Augustine College Chicago Chicago Bachelor 1,289
Southwestern Illinois College Belleville Associate 13,713
The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago Chicago Bachelor 2,867
Triton College River Grove Associate 15,658

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Restaurant Cooks

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Restaurant Cooks

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Restaurant Cooks relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Bloomington 910 $19930 1.14
Carbondale 230 $21420 0.52
Marion 230 $21420 0.52
Champaign 740 $23200 0.91
Urbana 740 $23200 0.91
Danville 0 $19750 0
Decatur 310 $19340 0.76
Peoria 1550 $22620 1.05
Rockford 970 $22080 0.8
Kankakee 200 $23300 0.56
Springfield 840 $21150 0.94
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