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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota  23$14.16/hr$10.72/hr$11.68/hr$13.68/hr$15.19/hr$20.64/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities170$15.43/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and Hospitality640$13.72/hr
Other Services100$11.24/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northwest Minnesota N/A$13.68/hr-6.5%
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/A$11.13/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/A$11.20/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/A$13.74/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$12.79/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$11.67/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 50$12.62/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 80$13.07/hr-2.7%
Northeast Minnesota 80$11.82/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 110$12.02/hr-6.6%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 110$12.18/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 210$11.77/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 310$14.81/hr-1.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 350$14.75/hrN/A
Minnesota 960$13.75/hr-4.4%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Cooks, Restaurant 29,240$14.73/hr7.2%
Bartenders 17,970$11.37/hr-0.9%
Waiters and Waitresses 47,340$11.77/hr2.5%


  • 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.