What is a Cook?
Occupation Description All cooks not listed separately.
Types of Cook Jobs
- Fraternity House Cook
- Assistant Cook
- Falafel Cart Cook
Job Demand for Cooks
In the United States, there were 17,800 jobs for Cook in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 9% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 1,600 new jobs for Cook by 2026. The BLS estimates 2,700 yearly job openings in this field.
The states with the most job growth for Cook are North Dakota, Idaho, and New Hampshire. Watch out if you plan on working in Vermont, Oklahoma, or Maine. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.
Salary for a Cook
Cooks make between $19,420 and $42,700 a year.
Cooks who work in Nevada, Connecticut, or Hawaii, make the highest salaries.
Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Cooks in different U.S. states.
|State||Annual Mean Salary|
|District of Columbia||$34,060|
Where Cooks Are Employed
Cooks work in the following industries:
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