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Fast Facts for Restaurant Cooks in Michigan

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bay City, Saginaw and Muskegon
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Niles, Ann Arbor and Warren
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Warren, Detroit and Grand Rapids

Salaries for Restaurant Cooks in Michigan

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Flint, Ann Arbor and Warren

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2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

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Highest Award
Grand Rapids
Traverse City
Bloomfield Hills
Ann Arbor

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Restaurant Cooks

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Michigan. 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, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Annual Median Salary
Battle Creek N/A $20,790
Ann Arbor 1570 $25,820
Bay City 360 $23,090
Jackson 540 $20,430
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn 15290 $25,070
Flint 1290 $22,850
Grand Rapids-Wyoming 4830 $22,540
Saginaw 850 $21,900
Lansing-East Lansing 1370 $22,520
Kalamazoo-Portage 1110 $22,970
Midland 270 $22,320
Monroe 510 $22,340
Muskegon 550 $24,120
Niles-Benton Harbor 960 $23,450

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