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Fast Facts for Restaurant Cooks in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Palm Coast, Naples and Fort Walton Beach
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Tallahassee, Lakeland and Miami
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Orlando, Tampa and Miami

Salaries for Restaurant Cooks in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Naples, West Palm Beach and Miami

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More Florida Cooking And Culinary Schools

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Highest Award
North Miami

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Restaurant Cooks

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

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 22.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Annual Median Salary
Cape Coral-Fort Myers3620$27,150
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin1850$25,960
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach2790$24,720
Homosassa Springs350$20,410
Lakeland-Winter Haven1860$22,250
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach29030$27,480
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island2750$29,780
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton4480$24,650
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville2680$24,900
Panama City1280$23,880
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent2630$25,420
Port St. Lucie1570$25,660
Punta Gorda790$24,390
Sebastian-Vero Beach580$27,420
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater11880$25,680
The Villages430$23,390

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