Training Requirements for Cooks, Fast Food

Cooks, fast food need no formal educational credential and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Cooks, fast food
Percent
Less than High School 29.7
High School 40.7
Some College 18.5
Associates Degree 5.6
Bachelors Degree 4.7
Masters Degree 0.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment Outlook for Cooks, Fast Food

This represents about 524,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 80,000 less cooks, fast food but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 138,000 more.

Typical Income for Cooks, Fast Food

Hourly Income

On average,cooks, fast food make $9.89 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Cooks, fast food $8.10 $8.72 $9.55 $10.83 $12.16
Food preparation and serving related occupations $8.28 $8.94 $10.01 $12.34 $16.92
Cooks and food preparation workers $8.44 $9.27 $10.80 $13.18 $15.87
Cooks $8.47 $9.35 $10.99 $13.48 $16.29
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, cooks, fast food make $20,570 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Cooks, fast food $16,850 $18,140 $19,860 $22,520 $25,290
Food preparation and serving related occupations $17,220 $18,600 $20,810 $25,680 $35,200
Cooks and food preparation workers $17,550 $19,280 $22,460 $27,420 $33,000
Cooks $17,610 $19,450 $22,850 $28,030 $33,890
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

Cooks, Fast Food: What Is This Career Like?

I've worked in national fast-food chains to truck stops and it made me want to go to college (so I wouldn't have to do this the rest of my life).

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