Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria

2.8/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $13.77 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 86% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria' job openings is expected to rise 6.8% by 2030
'Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria' was $28,650, or $13.77 hourly
'Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria' are paid 31.7% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 387,300 people employed as Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria.
This represents around 0.28% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Prepare and cook large quantities of food for institutions, such as schools, hospitals, or cafeterias.

SOC Code: 35-2012.00

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