Short Order Cooks Salary Information

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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Short Order Cooks Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,520
25th Percentile Wage
$19,090
50th Percentile Wage
$21,890
75th Percentile Wage
$25,450
90th Percentile Wage
$30,890

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 $30,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $21,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,520. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 76% 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 short order cooks from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201621,8905.07%9.87%
201520,7802.84%-
201420,1902.03%-
201319,7800.25%-
201219,730--

Table 2. Short Order Cooks Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of short order cooks in 13 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 $32,440. The lowest paying sector is the management of companies and enterprises sector (annual salary $20,350).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$32,440
Transportation and Warehousing
$29,400
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$26,940
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$25,470
Health Care and Social Assistance
$24,370
Wholesale Trade
$24,170
Manufacturing
$22,680
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$22,140
Accommodation and Food Services
$21,850
Federal, State, and Local Government
$21,800
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$21,690
Retail Trade
$21,630
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$20,350

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Short Order Cooks by States

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 $17,560 to $31,530. The highest paying state for short order cooks is Virgin Islands with a median annual salary of $31,530. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,560. 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
$31,530
District of Columbia
$28,110
Nevada
$27,410
Vermont
$26,360
Massachusetts
$26,300
New Mexico
$25,590
Utah
$25,580
Alaska
$25,320
Rhode Island
$25,050
Connecticut
$24,520
California
$24,310
Washington
$24,140
Hawaii
$23,870
North Dakota
$23,610
Minnesota
$23,280
Oregon
$23,270
New Jersey
$23,240
Florida
$22,980
Illinois
$22,740
Maine
$22,490
Arizona
$22,460
Colorado
$22,340
Pennsylvania
$22,060
Maryland
$21,970
Montana
$21,930
Virginia
$21,610
Texas
$21,520
Idaho
$21,470
Nebraska
$21,380
Wisconsin
$21,190
South Dakota
$21,030
Delaware
$20,810
Michigan
$20,790
Georgia
$20,750
Alabama
$20,230
Wyoming
$20,190
Kentucky
$20,180
New York
$20,030
Ohio
$19,940
West Virginia
$19,650
New Hampshire
$19,640
Kansas
$19,590
Louisiana
$19,470
Iowa
$19,350
Mississippi
$19,340
Indiana
$19,300
North Carolina
$19,120
Arkansas
$19,120
Missouri
$19,110
Tennessee
$19,040
Guam
$18,720
South Carolina
$18,650
Oklahoma
$18,640
Puerto Rico
$17,560



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