Cooks, Fast Food (35-2011)

Occupation 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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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 244267 9.415 2037
United States 517,600490,500 -5.229,500 40,30067,090

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 10.398.249.00 10.1211.5013.17
Alaska 12.6110.0710.40 11.9614.2317.05
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 12.7910.0710.36 12.1514.5917.39
Fairbanks North Star Borough 11.5610.0810.23 11.0111.7812.36
Southeast Region 12.4510.6311.45 12.4013.6614.50

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
36592 25.215.8 10.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation111
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation23
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,877
Number of job position postings 9
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 208.6

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training