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Fast Facts for Restaurant Cooks in North Carolina

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Jacksonville, Asheville and Wilmington
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Winston-Salem, Hickory and Durham
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro

Salaries for Restaurant Cooks in North Carolina

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Durham, Charlotte and Raleigh

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More North Carolina 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
Raleigh
Associates
22,494
Charlotte
Associates
19,100
Fayetteville
Associates
11,660
Jamestown
Associates
10,072
Wilmington
Associates
8,317
Asheville
Associates
7,262
Sanford
Associates
5,188
Pinehurst
Associates
4,206
Graham
Associates
4,184
Jacksonville
Associates
4,030
Hudson
Associates
3,495
Henderson
Associates
3,329
Statesville
Associates
3,204
Polkton
Associates
2,980
Rocky Mount
Associates
2,966
Wilkesboro
Associates
2,665
Kinston
Associates
2,664
Elizabeth City
Associates
2,507
Sylva
Associates
2,464
Lumberton
Associates
1,935
Charlotte
Bachelors
1,892
Wilson
Associates
1,806
Morehead City
Associates
1,536
Murphy
Associates
1,026
Greensboro
Associates
401

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Restaurant Cooks

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for North Carolina. 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
Asheville2610 $27,350
Jacksonville660 $21,050
Burlington510 $20,790
Durham-Chapel Hill2410 $24,730
Fayetteville1100 $24,740
Goldsboro450 $21,840
Greensboro-High Point3650 $22,550
Greenville1090 $21,670
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton1280 $21,600
New Bern380 $21,140
Raleigh6780 $24,850
Rocky Mount640 $20,140
Wilmington1950 $23,300
Winston-Salem2360 $21,480

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