Cooks, Short Order

2.4/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
79%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
1%
by 2031
WAGES
$28,560
or $13.73 hourly
VOLUME
124,800
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 79% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Cooks, Short Order' job openings is expected to rise 1% by 2031
'Cooks, Short Order' is expected to be a slow 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, Short Order' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Cooks, Short Order' was $28,560, or $13.73 hourly
'Cooks, Short Order' are paid 37.6% 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, short order?

As of 2021 there were 124,800 people employed as Cooks, Short Order within the United States.
This represents around 0.09% 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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