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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

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.

2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics,

Metro Area
Annual Median Salary
Iowa City1010$26,400
Waterloo-Cedar Falls800$25,550
Des Moines-West Des Moines2810$28,960
Cedar Rapids1540$23,480

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