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Cooks, Restaurant

Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.

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Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as soups, meats, vegetables, or desserts in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.

Environment

Cooks work in restaurants, schools, hospitals, private households, and other places where food is prepared and served. They often work early mornings, late evenings, holidays, and weekends.

Cooks, Restaurant

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Salary Breakdown

Cooks, Restaurant

$33,120

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$28,460

ENTRY LEVEL

$30,290

MID LEVEL

$38,380

EXPERT LEVEL

$15.93

AVERAGE HOURLY

$13.68

ENTRY LEVEL

$14.56

MID LEVEL

$18.45

EXPERT LEVEL

Current Available & Projected Jobs

Cooks, Restaurant

379

Current Available Jobs

45,100

Projected job openings through 2030

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Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Cooks, Restaurant

K

KNOWLEDGE

Food Production

K

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

K

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

K

KNOWLEDGE

Production and Processing

K

KNOWLEDGE

Administration and Management

S

SKILL

Monitoring

S

SKILL

Active Listening

S

SKILL

Coordination

S

SKILL

Critical Thinking

S

SKILL

Speaking

A

ABILITY

Near Vision

A

ABILITY

Information Ordering

A

ABILITY

Manual Dexterity

A

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

A

ABILITY

Speech Recognition

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