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Chefs and Head Cooks
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or $24.11 hourly
as of 2021
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness (66)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (58)
Assisting and Caring for Others (57)
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How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Chefs and Head Cooks' job openings is expected to rise 15.4% by 2031
'Chefs and Head Cooks' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Chefs and Head Cooks' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Chefs and Head Cooks' was $50,160, or $24.11 hourly
'Chefs and Head Cooks' are paid 9.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as chefs and head cooks?
As of 2021 there were 129,810 people employed as Chefs and Head Cooks within the United States.
This represents around 0.09% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Chefs and Head Cooks.
Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.
SOC Code: 35-1011.00
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