Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Cooks, Short Order (35-2015)

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).
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 440 486 10.45 25 41 71
United States 158300 157300 0.0 8400 13900 22200
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 12.99 8.92 10.42 12.77 14.99 17.89
Alaska 16.26 10.94 11.97 14.75 21.14 24.08
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 16.71 10.81 11.63 15.35 22.14 24.48
Fairbanks North Star Borough 14.10 12.56 13.10 13.99 14.88 16.69
Balance of State 15.67 11.49 13.34 14.93 17.83 22.02

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