Cooks, Short Order

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
79%
risk level
POLLING
59%
Based on 139 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
1.0%
by year 2032
WAGES
$34,130
or $16.41 per hour
Volume
126,370
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
2.4/10

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Automation risk

79% (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:

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

User poll

59% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 79% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

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Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Cooks, Short Order' job openings is expected to rise 1.0% 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, Short Order' was $34,130, or $16 per hour

'Cooks, Short Order' were paid 29.0% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 126,370 people employed as 'Cooks, Short Order' within the United States.

This represents around 0.08% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Cooks, Short Order'.

Job description

Prepare and cook to order a variety of foods that require only a short preparation time. May take orders from customers and serve patrons at counters or tables.

SOC Code: 35-2015.00

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