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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 statistics 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,540
25th Percentile Wage
$17,730
50th Percentile Wage
$19,720
75th Percentile Wage
$23,580
90th Percentile Wage
$28,870

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 $28,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $16,540.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$19,720
-1.22% -12.88%
2016
$19,960
-0.20% -
2015
$20,000
-8.10% -
2014
$21,620
-4.12% -
2013
$22,510
1.11% -
2012
$22,260
- -

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 $19,720, 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 $29,370). In comparison, the median annual salary of restaurant cooks in Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area is 32.9 percent (32.9%) lower than that in the highest paying city Newark-Union.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$29,370
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$27,630
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$26,440
Lebanon
$26,220
Philadelphia
$26,190
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$25,620
Lancaster
$25,510
State College
$24,280
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$24,150
York-Hanover
$24,060
Pittsburgh
$22,730
Williamsport
$22,420
Reading
$22,330
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$21,910
Erie
$21,760
Altoona
$21,630
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$21,570
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$21,400
Johnstown
$21,140
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$20,980
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$19,720



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