Institution and Cafeteria Cooks Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for institution and cafeteria cooks in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of institution and cafeteria cooks amongst Florida areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,310
25th Percentile Wage
$21,940
50th Percentile Wage
$26,050
75th Percentile Wage
$30,550
90th Percentile Wage
$36,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for institution and cafeteria cooks in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $36,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $26,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,310.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of institution and cafeteria cooks from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$26,050
1.92% 10.52%
2016
$25,550
3.17% -
2015
$24,740
3.07% -
2014
$23,980
0.63% -
2013
$23,830
2.18% -
2012
$23,310
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in Florida Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of institution and cafeteria cooks in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of institution and cafeteria cooks in state of Florida ranges from $22,080 to $31,880. The highest paying area for institution and cafeteria cooks in Florida is Naples-Marco Island with a median annual salary of $31,880. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach (mean annual salary $29,530). The lowest paying area is Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $22,080.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Naples-Marco Island
$31,880
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$29,530
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$28,180
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$28,140
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$27,990
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$27,820
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$27,190
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$26,780
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$26,540
Port St Lucie
$26,490
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$25,700
Punta Gorda
$25,560
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$25,100
Jacksonville
$24,820
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$24,640
Gainesville
$24,370
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$24,360
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$24,310
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$24,180
Tallahassee
$23,840
Ocala
$23,290
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$23,090
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$22,820
Palm Coast
$22,210
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$22,090
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$22,080




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