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
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 626663 5.938 5294
United States 17,80019,400 9.01,100 1,5002,760

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 15.509.6411.99 14.7918.2222.05
Alaska 16.4113.0614.93 16.6918.3019.36
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 17.0213.0115.00 17.1819.1421.43
Balance of State 16.0213.2115.01 16.4717.8818.72

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

Culinary Arts

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

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

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Culinary Arts AAS