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Private Household Cooks Salary Information

The salary statistics of private household cooks are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of private household cooks within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The private household 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. Private Household Cooks Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,080
25th Percentile Wage
$23,590
50th Percentile Wage
$32,060
75th Percentile Wage
$55,170
90th Percentile Wage
$62,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for private household cooks. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) private household cooks is $62,730. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $32,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,080. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 197% 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 private household cooks from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201632,06017.97%26.79%
201526,30012.78%-
201422,940-1.31%-
201323,240-0.99%-
201223,470--

Table 2. Private Household Cooks Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of private household cooks in 4 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 private household cooks occupations is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector with an annual salary $34,150. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $19,670).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,150
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$30,680
Accommodation and Food Services
$22,660
Health Care and Social Assistance
$19,670

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Private Household Cooks by States

From the above tables we note that not only private household 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 private household cooks in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $22,300 to $27,500. The highest paying state for private household cooks is California with a median annual salary of $27,500. The lowest paying state is Florida with a median annual salary of $22,300. For more salary information of private household cooks profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$27,500
Florida
$22,300


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