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Fast Facts for Restaurant Cooks in Pennsylvania

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: State College, Johnstown and Altoona
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Lancaster, Reading and Harrisburg
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Scranton

Salaries for Restaurant Cooks in Pennsylvania

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Philadelphia, Reading and Pittsburgh

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More Pennsylvania 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
Philadelphia
Doctorate
24,190
Harrisburg
Associates
18,681
Philadelphia
Associates
17,296
Pittsburgh
Associates
16,147
Indiana
Doctorate
12,431
Blue Bell
Associates
10,392
Bethlehem
Associates
9,921
Newtown
Associates
7,784
Williamsport
Bachelors
5,457
Youngwood
Associates
5,084
Monaca
Associates
2,506
Scranton
Bachelors
1,604
North East
Associates
793
Pittsburgh
Bachelors
431
Philadelphia
Bachelors
334
Pleasant Gap
N/A
255
Johnstown
N/A
189
Johnstown
Associates
183
Pittsburgh
Associates
141

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Restaurant Cooks

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Pennsylvania. 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
Altoona680 $22,090
Johnstown470 $21,970
Chambersburg-Waynesboro520 $22,340
East Stroudsburg790 $25,720
Erie1450 $22,300
Gettysburg540 $22,460
Bloomsburg-Berwick230 $26,800
Harrisburg-Carlisle2710 $25,070
Lancaster2080 $25,730
Lebanon370 $26,960
Pittsburgh12290 $24,230
Reading1670 $23,710
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton2400 $25,960
State College760 $24,330
Williamsport610 $22,810
York-Hanover1430 $25,310

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