Cooks, Fast Food

1.4/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $11.62 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 98% (You are doomed)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
There aren't any important qualities of this job that can't be easily automated
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Cooks, Fast Food' job openings is expected to decline by -8.7% by 2031
'Cooks, Fast Food' is expected to be a very slow 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 'Cooks, Fast Food' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Cooks, Fast Food' was $24,180, or $11.62 hourly
'Cooks, Fast Food' are paid 47.2% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as cooks, fast food?

As of 2021 there were 768,130 people employed as Cooks, Fast Food within the United States.
This represents around 0.55% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 183 people are employed as Cooks, Fast Food.

Job description

Prepare and cook food in a fast food restaurant with a limited menu. Duties of these cooks are limited to preparation of a few basic items and normally involve operating large-volume single-purpose cooking equipment.

SOC Code: 35-2011.00


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Hugh Ganus says
What about the kids that want a first job at a fast food joint
Jun 23, 2021 at 06:23 AM
123 (Likely) says
Aug 08, 2020 at 12:40 PM
OB (Likely) says
Simple recipes and standardised processes
Jul 03, 2019 at 08:58 AM
Corey Gillian Dixon says
Nah I love the locals at maccas, I don't no robot giving me the shareboxes, because everytime i walk in the door, Gary knows the usual, normally 25 shareboxes
May 01, 2019 at 01:23 AM

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