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

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Total Enrollment
Glen Ellyn
Associates
26,901
Joliet
Associates
15,383
Grayslake
Associates
14,768
Palatine
Associates
14,142
River Grove
Associates
11,386
Elgin
Associates
9,918
Belleville
Associates
9,515
East Peoria
Associates
9,290
Springfield
Associates
5,744
Mattoon
Associates
5,107
Centralia
Associates
3,665
Chicago
Associates
3,472
Decatur
Associates
2,839
Chicago
Masters
2,703
Danville
Associates
2,666
Ina
Associates
2,489
Chicago
Bachelors
1,371
Chicago
Bachelors
1,200
Chicago
Associates
418

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.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Carbondale-Marion300 $25,080
Champaign-Urbana880 $24,190
Danville170 $24,600
Decatur470 $21,410
Bloomington1210 $24,090
Kankakee300 $23,450
Peoria1940 $24,840
Rockford1110 $26,260
Springfield1350 $24,080

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