Cooks, All Other (35-2019)

Occupation description:  All cooks not listed separately.

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

  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.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 14.389.5411.00 13.4616.7820.49
Alaska 18.0212.2714.34 17.6221.4824.71
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 17.6812.1513.80 16.9520.5425.89
Balance of State 18.5212.5214.80 18.5722.5024.57

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,231369 30.047.2 37.5
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation339
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation119
UI claimants previously working in occupation219
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,312
Number of job position postings 119
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 11.0

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

 Degree
Alaska CHARR   (Anchorage)
ServSafe

 Degree
Alaska Hospitality Retailers   (Anchorage)
Certified Food Protection Manager Certificate

 Degree
Alaska Job Corps   (Palmer)
Culinary Arts

 Degree
Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
Culinary Arts

 Degree
AVTEC   (Seward)
Basic Shipboard Culinary Training
Professional Cooking & Baking Certificate

 Degree
Galena Interior Learning Academy   (Galena)
Culinary Arts

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

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Culinary Arts AAS