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Institution and Cafeteria Cooks

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $16.59
Statewide median: $21.49

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Institution and Cafeteria Cooks *

Area Low Median High
U S
$11.12 $13.58 $16.61
Minnesota
$13.96 $16.59 $19.08
Central Minnesota
$14.01 $16.54 $19.08
Northeast Minnesota
$13.44 $15.87 $18.68
Northwest Minnesota
$12.43 $14.57 $17.65
Southeast Minnesota
$13.82 $15.68 $18.19
Southwest Minnesota
$12.89 $14.67 $17.23
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$15.40 $17.64 $19.96

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 7,650 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

Where do Institution and Cafeteria Cooks most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in moderate demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 11,908 new Institution and Cafeteria Cooks to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 418,500 437,800 19,200 4.6%
Minnesota 7,866 8,323 457 5.8%
Central Minnesota 766 812 46 6%
Northeast Minnesota 606 614 8 1.3%
Northwest Minnesota 1,191 1,260 69 5.8%
Southeast Minnesota 828 894 66 8%
Southwest Minnesota 683 653 -30 -4.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,931 4,219 288 7.3%


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