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Fast Facts for Restaurant Cooks in Iowa

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Iowa City, Waterloo and Ames
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Sioux City, Cedar Rapids and Davenport
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Des Moines, Davenport and Iowa City

Salaries for Restaurant Cooks in Iowa

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Des Moines, Davenport and Dubuque

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More Iowa 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
Enrolled
Ankeny
Associates
22,446
Cedar Rapids
Associates
14,233
Davenport
Associates
7,872
Sioux City
Associates
5,660
Ottumwa
Associates
4,366

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Restaurant Cooks

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Iowa. 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
Ames250 $23,440
Iowa City1000 $24,690
Cedar Rapids950 $23,610
Des Moines-West Des Moines2750 $26,040
Dubuque420 $24,270
Waterloo-Cedar Falls710 $22,080

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