Cooks are most often employed by the Restaurants & Food Services industry. The average yearly wage for Cooks was $18,246 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Cooks by wage are Library assistants, clerical, Crossing guards, and Library technicians.
Cooks are part of the Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations, along with Chefs & head cooks, Firstline supervisors of food preparation & serving workers, Cooks, Food preparation workers, Bartenders, Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food, Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, & coffee shop, Waiters & waitresses, Food servers, nonrestaurant, Dishwashers, Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop, and Miscellaneous food preparation & serving related workers, including dining room & cafeteria attendants & bartender helpers
The top 3 locations that employ the most Cooks are Las Vegas City (South Central) PUMA, NV, Paradise (Northwest) & Winchester PUMA, NV, and Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Cooks are Las Vegas City (South Central) PUMA, NV, Georgia Mountains Regional Commission (North & Northwest) PUMA, GA, and Erie City, Lawrence Park Township & Wesleyville Borough PUMA, PA.