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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Short Order Cooks Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of short order cooks from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$22,740
3.74% 13.24%
2016
$21,890
5.07% -
2015
$20,780
2.84% -
2014
$20,190
2.03% -
2013
$19,780
0.25% -
2012
$19,730
- -

Table 2. Short Order Cooks Salary by Industry Sector

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
$32,300
Transportation and Warehousing
$31,770
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$30,040
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$26,630
Health Care and Social Assistance
$26,430
Manufacturing
$25,040
Wholesale Trade
$24,990
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$24,030
Federal, State, and Local Government
$22,910
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$22,840
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$22,810
Information
$22,680
Accommodation and Food Services
$22,670
Retail Trade
$22,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$21,000
Construction
$20,760

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 $17,640 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
Nevada
$31,600
Virgin Islands
$31,530
Alaska
$28,020
Connecticut
$27,850
Rhode Island
$27,440
Vermont
$26,820
New Mexico
$26,740
Minnesota
$26,610
Massachusetts
$26,300
California
$25,630
Washington
$25,470
District of Columbia
$24,930
Florida
$24,600
Hawaii
$24,160
Nebraska
$23,760
North Dakota
$23,510
Maryland
$23,430
Maine
$23,400
Oregon
$23,380
New Jersey
$23,370
Colorado
$23,320
Utah
$23,280
Wisconsin
$23,210
Illinois
$23,150
South Dakota
$22,850
Arizona
$22,770
Pennsylvania
$22,290
Georgia
$22,180
Idaho
$22,170
Texas
$22,090
Montana
$22,040
New York
$22,030
Virginia
$21,770
New Hampshire
$21,540
Alabama
$21,530
Guam
$21,280
Kentucky
$21,050
Michigan
$20,580
Kansas
$20,250
Wyoming
$20,230
Ohio
$20,160
Louisiana
$19,950
Iowa
$19,830
West Virginia
$19,810
Tennessee
$19,730
Arkansas
$19,550
Delaware
$19,550
Indiana
$19,380
South Carolina
$19,290
Mississippi
$19,240
North Carolina
$18,890
Missouri
$18,830
Oklahoma
$18,590
Puerto Rico
$17,640



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