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or $14.43 hourly
as of 2021
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Assisting and Caring for Others (52)
Social Perceptiveness (47)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (38)
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Cooks, Restaurant' job openings is expected to rise 36.6% by 2031
'Cooks, Restaurant' 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 'Cooks, Restaurant' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Cooks, Restaurant' was $30,010, or $14.43 hourly
'Cooks, Restaurant' are paid 34.4% 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, restaurant?
As of 2021 there were 1,193,860 people employed as Cooks, Restaurant within the United States.
This represents around 0.85% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 118 people are employed as Cooks, Restaurant.
Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.
SOC Code: 35-2014.00
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