Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
69%
risk level
POLLING
69%
Based on 25 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
6.3%
by year 2032
WAGES
$35,320
or $16.98 per hour
Volume
435,640
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.3/10

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Automation risk

69% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

User poll

69% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 69% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria' job openings is expected to rise 6.3% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria' was $35,320, or $16 per hour

'Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria' were paid 26.5% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 435,640 people employed as 'Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria' within the United States.

This represents around 0.29% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 348 people are employed as 'Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria'.

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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