Cooks, Restaurant Career

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.


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Cooks, Restaurant Career

Salary Info

Median Annual Wage

$25,430

Median Hourly Wage

$12.23*

Total Employed Nationally

1,217,370


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.