Cooks, All Other (35-2019)

Occupation description:  All cooks not listed separately.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 705756 7.25 1924
United States 21,50022,800 6.0130 570700

Job outlook

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

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 14.049.0710.33 13.0416.5120.95
Alaska 18.4513.1815.71 18.0521.3024.53
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 17.9912.7515.00 17.3019.4126.52
Balance of State 18.5813.3215.76 18.3221.5824.27

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,315369 28.145.8 34.7
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation350
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation104
UI claimants previously working in occupation255
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,127
Number of job position postings 150
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 7.5

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

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None 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)
Basic Shipboard Culinary Training
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