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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 442481 8.827 3768
United States 185,900179,700 -3.310,700 14,60024,680

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 12.628.9910.16 12.0914.4817.34
Alaska 14.9510.6011.46 13.9017.7722.26
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 15.2010.5911.21 13.9218.6623.07
Fairbanks North Star Borough 13.6012.1112.65 13.4914.3315.87
Balance of State 14.1911.1412.83 14.1215.4717.94

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
626204 32.621.2 13.2
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation179
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation49
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 581
Number of job position postings 43
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 13.5

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