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Fast Facts for Restaurant Cooks in Louisiana

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: New Orleans, Shreveport and Lafayette
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Baton Rouge, Houma and Lake Charles
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport

Salaries for Restaurant Cooks in Louisiana

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Lake Charles, Shreveport and Baton Rouge

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More Louisiana 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
New Orleans
Associates
15,110
Bossier City
Associates
6,714
Lafayette
Associates
6,396
Thibodaux
Masters
6,255
Bogalusa
Associates
3,839
Lake Charles
Associates
3,241
Chalmette
Associates
2,586
Alexandria
Associates
2,052
Minden
Associates
1,972
Baton Rouge
Associates
1,202
Baton Rouge
Associates
420
Baton Rouge
Bachelors
180

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Restaurant Cooks

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Louisiana. 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
Baton Rouge2670 $23,290
Alexandria310 $22,370
Hammond290 $22,190
Houma-Thibodaux440 $23,130
Lafayette1010 $22,600
Lake Charles840 $21,400
Monroe560 $21,110
New Orleans-Metairie7180 $22,660
Shreveport-Bossier City1670 $22,720

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