Cooks, Restaurant (35-2014)

Occupation 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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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 2,3732,639 11.227 6693
United States 1,109,7001,268,700 14.315,890 29,36045,250

Job outlook

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

2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 11.748.509.43 11.1113.5016.08
Alaska 14.049.8411.15 13.2515.6520.41
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 14.409.9411.73 13.5315.6021.26
Fairbanks North Star Borough 13.209.8010.83 12.7114.7817.92
Southeast Region 15.9111.4513.40 15.8918.1321.10
Balance of State 12.439.5610.23 11.3213.6917.73

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
3,5041,364 38.925.1 17.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation1,038
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation134
UI claimants previously working in occupation400
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,975
Number of job position postings 335
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.9

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

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: Less than 5 years On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

Alaska CHARR   (Anchorage)

Alaska Hospitality Retailers   (Anchorage)
Certified Food Protection Manager Certificate

Alaska Job Corps   (Palmer)
Culinary Arts

Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
Culinary Arts

AVTEC   (Seward)
Professional Cooking & Baking Certificate

Galena Interior Learning Academy   (Galena)
Culinary Arts

Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Certified Food Protection Manager Certification
Cottage Foods

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Culinary Arts AAS

University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Culinary Arts and Hospitality AAS
Culinary Arts and Hospitality CT2