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Cooks, Fast Food Salary and Employment Statistics

Cooks, Fast Food Career

Job Description: Prepare and cook food in a fast food restaurant with a limited menu. Duties of these cooks are limited to preparation of a few basic items and normally involve operating large-volume single-purpose cooking equipment.


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Cooks, Fast Food Career

Salary Info

Median Annual Wage

$20,570

Median Hourly Wage

$9.89*

Total Employed Nationally

513,200


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2016 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.