Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Cooks, Restaurant (35-2014)

Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 2547 2867 12.56 144 239 415
United States 1362300 1661300 0.0 80200 133600 243800
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with very high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 14.20 9.66 11.64 13.84 16.13 19.16
Alaska 14.88 11.15 12.18 14.35 17.41 19.61
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 14.62 11.09 12.00 14.04 17.20 19.41
Fairbanks North Star Borough 13.86 10.93 11.65 13.37 15.80 18.33
Balance of State 16.53 12.53 13.78 15.85 18.86 22.81

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