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)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 251281 12.03 710
United States 524,400444,000 -15.30 13,87013,870

Job outlook

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

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 9.898.108.72 9.5510.8312.16
Alaska 11.669.769.78 10.9212.1815.73
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 11.939.769.79 11.0612.7516.70
Fairbanks North Star Borough 11.179.7610.16 10.9011.6412.31
Southeast Region 12.1910.2110.88 11.9913.6614.68

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
28072 25.713.8 11.6
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation125
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation32
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,637
Number of job position postings 30
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 54.6

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