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Restaurant Cooks Salary Information in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of restaurant cooks in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of restaurant cooks in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Restaurant Cooks in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,380
25th Percentile Wage
$17,680
50th Percentile Wage
$19,960
75th Percentile Wage
$23,480
90th Percentile Wage
$26,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for restaurant cooks in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $26,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $16,380.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$7.87
25th Percentile Wage
$8.50
50th Percentile Wage
$9.60
75th Percentile Wage
$11.29
90th Percentile Wage
$12.69

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for restaurant cooks in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $12.69. The median hourly salary is $9.60. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $7.87.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of restaurant cooks from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201619,960-0.20%-11.52%
201520,000-8.10%-
201421,620-4.12%-
201322,5101.11%-
201222,260--

Table 3. Compare Restaurant Cooks Salary in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $19,960, Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is the lowest paying city for restaurant cooks in state of Pennsylvania, following city of Newark-Union (median annual salary of $29,280). In comparison, the median annual salary of restaurant cooks in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is 31.8 percent (31.8%) lower than that in the highest paying city Newark-Union.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$29,280
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$26,010
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$25,770
Philadelphia
$25,090
Lancaster
$24,970
York-Hanover
$24,170
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$23,920
Lebanon
$23,420
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$23,340
State College
$23,330
Reading
$22,710
Williamsport
$22,600
Pittsburgh
$22,520
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$21,910
Altoona
$21,460
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$21,290
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$21,080
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$21,070
Erie
$20,680
Johnstown
$20,140
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$19,960

See also: Top paying jobs in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania.