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Estimated employment9,700
Mean wage12.87
Entry wage9.57
10th percentile wage9.03
50th percentile wage12.00
90th percentile wage17.87
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Leisure and Hospitality9,53098.3%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities700.8%
Professional and Business Services600.6%
Other Services300.3%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Other Services3018.01
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities7014.21
Professional and Business Services6013.14
Leisure and Hospitality9,53012.84
Cooks, Restaurant (35-2014)
Prepare, season, and cook soups, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foodstuffs in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$12.87 $11.70  $1.17
2013$12.85+.2%$11.68 +.2%$1.17
2012$12.68+1.3%$11.53 +1.3%$1.15
2011$12.50+1.5%$11.36 +1.5%$1.14
2010$12.32+1.4%$11.21 +1.4%$1.12
2009$12.19+1.1%$11.09 +1.1%$1.11
2008$11.96+2.0%$10.87 +2.0%$1.09
2007$11.63+2.8%$10.57 +2.8%$1.06
2006$11.17+4.1%$10.16 +4.1%$1.02
2005$10.86+2.9%$9.87 +2.9%$0.99
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$12.87 $26.43  -$13.55
2013$12.85+.2%$26.36 +.3%-$13.51
2012$12.68+1.3%$25.83 +2.1%-$13.14
2011$12.50+1.5%$25.38 +1.7%-$12.88
2010$12.32+1.4%$24.99 +1.6%-$12.66
2009$12.19+1.1%$24.57 +1.7%-$12.37
2008$11.96+2.0%$24.23 +1.4%-$12.27
2007$11.63+2.8%$23.61 +2.6%-$11.98
2006$11.17+4.1%$22.86 +3.3%-$11.68
2005$10.86+2.9%$22.15 +3.2%-$11.29

Note:The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80 percent of workers earn between this wage range, 10 percent earn less while 10 percent earn more.

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2014
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