The salary statistics of short order cooks are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of short order cooks within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The short order cooks annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$17,870|
|25th Percentile Wage||$19,600|
|50th Percentile Wage||$22,740|
|75th Percentile Wage||$26,830|
|90th Percentile Wage||$32,240|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for short order cooks. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) short order cooks is $32,240. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $22,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,870. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 80% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of short order cooks from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of short order cooks in 16 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 short order cooks occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $32,300. The lowest paying sector is the construction sector (annual salary $20,760).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Educational Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
From the above tables we note that not only short order 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 short order cooks in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,640 to $31,600. The highest paying state for short order cooks is Nevada with a median annual salary of $31,600. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,640. For more salary information of short order cooks profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Virgin Islands|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New York|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |