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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of institution and cafeteria cooks from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Educational Services|| |
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|
|Rhode Island|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New York|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |