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Restaurant 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: $15.95
Statewide median: $23.00

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Restaurant Cooks *

Area Low Median High
U S
$12.06 $14.34 $16.71
Minnesota
$13.88 $15.95 $18.77
Central Minnesota
$12.59 $14.51 $16.63
Northeast Minnesota
$13.34 $15.08 $17.37
Northwest Minnesota
$12.86 $15.04 $17.59
Southeast Minnesota
$12.62 $14.59 $16.66
Southwest Minnesota
$11.93 $13.44 $15.46
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$14.76 $17.03 $19.45

* "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 21,560 workers employed in this very large career.

Where do Restaurant Cooks most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in moderate demand.

 

Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 47,676 new Restaurant 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 Restaurant Cooks
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 1,362,300 1,661,300 299,000 21.9%
Minnesota 28,559 32,821 4,262 14.9%
Central Minnesota 2,406 2,767 361 15%
Northeast Minnesota 2,183 2,411 228 10.4%
Northwest Minnesota 1,117 1,242 125 11.2%
Southeast Minnesota 2,277 2,554 277 12.2%
Southwest Minnesota 1,676 1,877 201 12%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 16,795 19,577 2,782 16.6%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.