Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria

3.3/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $14.38 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 69% (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 6.3% by 2031
'Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria' is expected to be a 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 'Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria' was $29,910, or $14.38 hourly
'Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria' are paid 34.6% 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, institution and cafeteria?

As of 2021 there were 392,860 people employed as Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria within the United States.
This represents around 0.28% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 358 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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