Cooks, Short Order (35-2015)

Occupation description:  Prepare and cook to order a variety of foods that require only a short preparation time. May take orders from customers and serve patrons at counters or tables. Excludes Fast Food Cooks (35-2011).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 391431 10.24 1115
United States 181,600172,300 -5.10 4,8004,800

Job outlook

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

2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 10.558.188.88 9.9911.6714.12
Alaska 13.089.8110.54 11.7715.8517.95
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 14.259.8810.87 15.0417.3018.66
Southeast Region 11.599.6610.16 11.0011.8415.55
Balance of State 14.0010.8112.30 13.8915.8717.75

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
559165 29.515.6 12.3
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation183
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation44
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 495
Number of job position postings 71
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 7.0

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

Training Resources

Alaska CHARR   (Anchorage)

Alaska Hospitality Retailers   (Anchorage)
Certified Food Protection Manager Certificate

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