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Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (35-2012)

Prepare and cook large quantities of food for institutions, such as schools, hospitals, or cafeterias.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 646 694 7.43 36 59 100
United States 418500 437800 0.0 22700 37800 62500
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 14.40 9.55 11.21 13.78 16.84 19.99
Alaska 19.71 12.73 14.65 18.80 24.00 29.07
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 19.38 11.99 14.32 18.28 23.29 29.90
Fairbanks North Star Borough 21.10 13.92 16.38 20.03 25.36 30.25
Balance of State 19.77 12.97 14.68 19.04 24.14 28.49

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