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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

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More Illinois Cooking And Culinary Schools

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Chicago
Associate
6,140
Glen Ellyn
Associate
25,768
Grayslake
Associate
16,010
Danville
Associate
2,832
Elgin
Associate
9,613
Palatine
Associate
15,156
East Peoria
Associate
11,804
Quincy
Associate
2,417
Joliet
Associate
13,149
Centralia
Associate
5,041
Ina
Associate
4,821
Chicago
Bachelor
1,289
Belleville
Associate
13,713
Chicago
Bachelor
2,867
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. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bloomington 910 $19,930
Carbondale 230 $21,420
Marion 230 $21,420
Champaign 740 $23,200
Urbana 740 $23,200
Danville N/A $19,750
Decatur 310 $19,340
Peoria 1550 $22,620
Rockford 970 $22,080
Kankakee 200 $23,300
Springfield 840 $21,150

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