Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Chefs and Head Cooks (35-1011)

Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 455 506 11.21 14 48 67
United States 139000 154300 0.0 4400 14700 20700
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 28.24 14.57 18.95 25.66 34.30 43.65
Alaska 25.29 16.83 19.39 23.37 29.33 37.70
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 28.63 20.50 22.37 25.50 35.06 40.75
Fairbanks North Star Borough 23.39 16.89 18.82 22.92 27.95 31.10
Balance of State 23.32 16.08 17.83 21.14 25.78 32.64

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.