Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (35-2012)

Occupation description:  Prepare and cook large quantities of food for institutions, such as schools, hospitals, or cafeterias.

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

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 643708 10.140 54101
United States 424,800457,400 7.725,800 35,30064,360

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 13.969.2310.92 13.3416.3219.50
Alaska 18.6812.4014.00 17.5022.6027.85
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 19.5312.6815.16 18.2822.8229.64
Fairbanks North Star Borough 17.5512.0113.51 16.6021.7324.69
Balance of State 18.3212.3513.70 16.7422.6227.22

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
825209 25.353.1 43.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation196
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation14
UI claimants previously working in occupation135
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 949
Number of job position postings 154
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 6.2

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

Culinary Arts

Alaska CHARR   (Anchorage)

Alaska Hospitality Retailers   (Anchorage)
Certified Food Protection Manager Certificate

AVTEC   (Seward)
Basic Shipboard Culinary Training

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