Information About Private Household Cooks

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Training

Private household cooks need long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Private household cooks
Training for Private Household Cooks
Percent
Less than High School 33.4
High School 43.0
Some College 14.5
Associates Degree 4.2
Bachelors Degree 4.0
Masters Degree 0.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment

Represents about 4,000 people in the United States- 0.3% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 0 more private household cooks but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 1,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, private household cooks make $14.94 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Private household cooks $8.78 $10.30 $13.50 $17.70 $21.60
Food preparation and serving related occupations $7.78 $8.35 $9.09 $11.10 $14.60
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, private household cooks make $31,080 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Private household cooks $18,250 $21,500 $28,110 $36,910 $45,120
Food preparation and serving related occupations $16,180 $17,370 $18,900 $23,200 $30,460
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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