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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

35-2015 Cooks, Short Order



Prepare and cook to order a variety of foods that require only a short preparation time. May take orders from customers and serve patrons at counters or tables. Excludes "Fast Food Cooks" (35-2011).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Central Minnesota 23017$17.57/hr$14.68/hr$15.50/hr$16.40/hr$18.79/hr$23.41/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities320$18.38/hr
Leisure and Hospitality1,520$16.67/hr
Other Services60$16.14/hr
Public Administration10$15.07/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/A$15.07/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 40$15.33/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 50$16.17/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 70$15.06/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 80$16.02/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 100$15.06/hr27.3%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 100$15.69/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 110$15.88/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 110$16.39/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 140$16.02/hr4.7%
Southeast Balance of State 140$15.51/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 160$15.08/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 220$15.88/hr10.9%
Central Minnesota 230$16.40/hr16.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,070$16.71/hr8.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,220$16.67/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,940$16.67/hr12.1%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Cooks, Restaurant 21,410$18.45/hr45.9%
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 8,000$19.08/hr7.5%
Fast Food and Counter Workers 56,700$14.74/hr12.4%
Bartenders 15,010$12.68/hr27.2%


  • Grill, cook, and fry foods such as french fries, eggs, and pancakes.
  • Clean food preparation equipment, work areas, and counters or tables.
  • Take orders from customers and cook foods requiring short preparation times, according to customer requirements.
  • Complete orders from steam tables, placing food on plates and serving customers at tables or counters.
  • Grill and garnish hamburgers or other meats, such as steaks and chops.
  • Perform food preparation tasks, such as making sandwiches, carving meats, making soups or salads, baking breads or desserts, and brewing coffee or tea.
  • Order supplies and stock them on shelves.
  • Perform food preparation tasks, such as making sandwiches, carving meats, making soups or salads, baking breads or desserts, and brewing coffee or tea.
  • Plan work on orders so that items served together are finished at the same time.
  • Perform general cleaning activities in kitchen and dining areas.