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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: $17.80
Statewide median: $23.81

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Restaurant Cooks *

Area Low Median High
U S
$14.25 $15.38 $18.70
Minnesota
$15.20 $17.80 $19.05
Central Minnesota
$14.97 $15.73 $18.45
Northeast Minnesota
$14.55 $15.15 $18.22
Northwest Minnesota
$14.76 $15.22 $18.41
Southeast Minnesota
$14.86 $15.42 $18.65
Southwest Minnesota
$14.65 $15.24 $18.31
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$15.40 $18.07 $19.26

* "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 21,410 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 very high 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 48,448 new Restaurant Cooks to meet market demand between 2020-2030. 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
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 1,153,200 1,716,700 563,500 48.9%
Minnesota 21,685 31,629 9,944 45.9%
Central Minnesota 2,340 3,430 1,090 46.6%
Northeast Minnesota 1,616 2,314 698 43.2%
Northwest Minnesota 2,016 2,954 938 46.5%
Southeast Minnesota 1,861 2,716 855 45.9%
Southwest Minnesota 1,045 1,578 533 51%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 12,792 18,520 5,728 44.8%


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




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