Training Requirements for Cooks, Restaurant

Cooks, restaurant need no formal educational credential, less than 5 years experience and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Cooks, restaurant
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, Restaurant

This represents about 1,109,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 158,000 more cooks, restaurant but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 452,000 more.

Typical Income for Cooks, Restaurant

Hourly Income

On average,cooks, restaurant make $12.23 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Cooks, restaurant $8.73 $9.87 $11.61 $14.05 $16.87
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, restaurant make $25,430 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Cooks, restaurant $18,170 $20,530 $24,140 $29,220 $35,090
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

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