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Institution and Cafeteria Cooks Salary Information

The salary statistics of institution and cafeteria cooks are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of institution and cafeteria cooks within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The institution and cafeteria cooks annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Institution and Cafeteria Cooks Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,840
25th Percentile Wage
$20,270
50th Percentile Wage
$24,750
75th Percentile Wage
$30,660
90th Percentile Wage
$38,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for institution and cafeteria cooks. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) institution and cafeteria cooks is $38,030. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $24,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,840. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 113% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201624,7503.19%7.64%
201523,9602.17%-
201423,4401.15%-
201323,1701.34%-
201222,860--

Table 2. Institution and Cafeteria Cooks Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of institution and cafeteria cooks in 18 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for institution and cafeteria cooks occupations is the information sector with an annual salary $32,370. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $23,250).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Information
$32,370
Transportation and Warehousing
$30,350
Manufacturing
$30,280
Finance and Insurance
$30,250
Federal, State, and Local Government
$29,050
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$28,340
Construction
$27,510
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$27,370
Retail Trade
$25,880
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$25,850
Accommodation and Food Services
$25,670
Mining
$25,310
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$25,310
Health Care and Social Assistance
$25,100
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,550
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$24,430
Wholesale Trade
$23,400
Educational Services
$23,250

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Institution and Cafeteria Cooks by States

From the above tables we note that not only institution and cafeteria cooks salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of institution and cafeteria cooks in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,010 to $37,570. The highest paying state for institution and cafeteria cooks is Alaska with a median annual salary of $37,570. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,010. For more salary information of institution and cafeteria cooks profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$37,570
Hawaii
$33,960
Rhode Island
$33,870
Massachusetts
$33,650
Connecticut
$33,240
District of Columbia
$32,710
Maryland
$31,670
Washington
$31,390
Delaware
$31,200
New York
$31,060
California
$30,950
New Hampshire
$30,790
Nevada
$30,770
Vermont
$29,810
New Jersey
$29,570
Minnesota
$29,510
North Dakota
$29,020
Oregon
$27,960
Wyoming
$27,540
Maine
$27,520
Wisconsin
$26,940
Michigan
$26,820
Virginia
$26,810
Pennsylvania
$26,630
Colorado
$25,820
Florida
$25,550
Arizona
$25,130
Montana
$25,090
Nebraska
$25,050
Utah
$24,830
Ohio
$24,780
Illinois
$24,730
Iowa
$24,230
South Dakota
$23,800
Kentucky
$23,600
North Carolina
$23,330
Texas
$22,830
Indiana
$22,720
Kansas
$22,420
Guam
$22,380
New Mexico
$22,240
West Virginia
$21,950
Tennessee
$21,890
Idaho
$21,740
Missouri
$21,340
South Carolina
$20,460
Georgia
$20,090
Oklahoma
$19,280
Arkansas
$19,060
Louisiana
$18,970
Mississippi
$18,810
Alabama
$18,660
Puerto Rico
$18,010



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