Texas Restaurant Cooks: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Restaurant Cooks in Texas

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Fast Facts for Restaurant Cooks in Texas

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: College Station, Lubbock and San Angelo
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Brownsville, Victoria and Beaumont
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth

Salaries for Restaurant Cooks in Texas

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Antonio, Dallas and Wichita Falls

Schools for Restaurant Cooks in Texas are listed below.

Selected Cooking And Culinary Schools in Texas

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More Texas Cooking And Culinary Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Alvin Community College Alvin Associate 4,169
Austin Community College District Austin Associate 33,508
Culinary Institute Alain and Marie Lenotre Houston Associate 108
Del Mar College Corpus Christi Associate 11,167
El Centro College Dallas Associate 6,680
El Paso Community College El Paso Associate 25,023
Galveston College Galveston Associate 2,044
Houston Community College Houston Associate 43,518
Lee College Baytown Associate 5,856
Odessa College Odessa Associate 4,580
San Jacinto Community College Pasadena Associate 23,805
South Texas College McAllen Bachelor 19,827
St Philips College San Antonio Associate 9,256
Tarrant County College Fort Worth Associate 37,948
Texarkana College Texarkana Associate 4,439

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Restaurant Cooks

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Texas. 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


Abilene 510 $21650 0.93
Amarillo 770 $20110 0.81
Austin 9060 $22660 1.17
Round Rock 9060 $22660 1.17
Houston 20980 $21950 0.86
The Woodlands 20980 $21950 0.86
Sugar Land 20980 $21950 0.86
Beaumont 1030 $20640 0.75
Port Arthur 1030 $20640 0.75
Brownsville 1350 $18530 1.19
Harlingen 1350 $18530 1.19
College Station 900 $20620 1.07
Bryan 900 $20620 1.07
Corpus Christi 1840 $22530 1.17
Dallas 26630 $23400 0.97
Fort Worth 26630 $23400 0.97
Arlington 26630 $23400 0.97
El Paso 2880 $18940 1.19
San Angelo 410 $22090 1.05
San Antonio 9200 $21840 1.16
New Braunfels 9200 $21840 1.16
Laredo 750 $18690 0.93
Longview 720 $20480 0.87
Lubbock 1520 $19970 1.32
McAllen 2190 $19580 1.08
Edinburg 2190 $19580 1.08
Mission 2190 $19580 1.08
Midland 900 $26120 1.16
Killeen 790 $19860 0.72
Temple 790 $19860 0.72
Odessa 480 $25140 0.76
Sherman 290 $22820 0.8
Denison 290 $22820 0.8
Tyler 740 $21720 0.91
Victoria 230 $25660 0.67
Waco 560 $19960 0.61
Wichita Falls 350 $21080 0.74
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