Cooks, Restaurant

4.5/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $14.43 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 67% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Manual Dexterity
Assisting and Caring for Others
Finger Dexterity
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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, 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.

Job description

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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Bernard Everstein (Small chance) says
There's certain things robots CANNOT do, art is one of those things
Oct 20, 2020 at 09:05 PM
尉迟锦鲤 (Koi Yuchi) (Highly likely) says
If this profession is replaced by robots, then many people will not be able to find a job. But it brings us a lot of convenience!
Jul 30, 2020 at 01:39 PM
Matt (No chance) says
What are you doing? Microwaving pasta? Too much chaos and complex physics and chemistry involved.
Jul 08, 2020 at 04:21 PM
Ale says
Thank god. This line of work is low paying, very stressful, lots of hours and not very appreciated, also somewhat dangerous.

It needs to go, sorry to all the chefs who actually like their job somehow, but yea, screw this job.
May 21, 2020 at 10:18 PM
B.A.Hewett (No chance) says
Because people don't want perfect food. It would make it seem like we live in an artificial world. Imperfection is human.
Mar 11, 2020 at 12:13 PM
Fredrick (Highly likely) says
Because people like robots more than humans so they want robots to cook their food
Sep 24, 2019 at 04:08 AM
Kiwi says
Lol but that is true!
Nov 17, 2019 at 02:06 PM
Ja'lesia . s . Jackson (Highly likely) says
because robots are becoming more trusted than humans
May 06, 2019 at 04:38 PM
KANET says
that MAKES ME SAD :(
Oct 25, 2019 at 08:57 AM

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