Highest Paying Industries for Cooks

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Federal Executive Branch19.8341240
Federal government, including the US Postal Service19.8341240
Rail Transportation19.540560
Support Activities for Water Transportation18.5538590
Support Activities for Transportation18.4438360
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services18.0237480
Rental and Leasing Services17.5536500
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities16.6234570
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned16.4434190
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation16.4234160
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals16.233700
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned16.1233520
Water Transportation16.0233320
Transportation and Warehousing1633280
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing15.9333140
Inland Water Transportation15.7832830
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing15.6932630
Finance and Insurance15.5132250
Chemical Manufacturing15.3431910
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services15.2231650
Support Activities for Mining15.0731350
State government, including schools and hospitals15.0331270
Casino Hotels14.9431070
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned14.8130800
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing14.730570
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities14.6930560
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)14.4530050
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging14.4129970
Air Transportation14.429940
Scientific Research and Development Services14.3629870
Scheduled Air Transportation14.3629860
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned14.3229800
Federal, State, and Local Government14.3229790
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service14.3229790
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing14.2929730
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers14.2329600
Hospitals, State government owned14.1629450
Furniture Stores14.129330
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned14.0929310
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers14.0829290
Educational Services, State government owned14.0829290
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences14.0729270
Publishing Industries (except Internet)14.0729260
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned14.0729260
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores14.0629240
Activities Related to Real Estate14.0229170
Construction of Buildings1429120
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned13.9929090
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)13.9829080
Home Furnishings Stores13.9729070
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water13.9429000
Specialty hospitals, State government owned13.8528800
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned13.828700
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation13.7928670
Hospitals, Privately owned13.7628610
Traveler Accommodation13.6328360
Offices of Physicians13.5828260
Accommodation13.5828260
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)13.5428160
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services13.5328150
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers13.5328140
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)13.5328140
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land13.4628000
Religious Organizations13.4227920
Mining13.3727800
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)13.2727600
Educational Services, Privately owned13.2227490
Rooming and Boarding Houses13.0927220
Construction13.0327110
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations12.9526940
Specialty Trade Contractors12.9326890
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers12.8326680
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals12.7126440
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods12.726410
Outpatient Care Centers12.6826370
Other Food Manufacturing12.6726360
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned12.6326280
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction12.6326270
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services12.626210
Educational Support Services, Privately owned12.5626120
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)12.5626110
Grantmaking and Giving Services12.5226050
Other Support Services12.526000
Ambulatory Health Care Services12.4925980
Facilities Support Services12.4725950
Management of Companies and Enterprises12.4225840
Personal Care Services12.4225830
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions12.3725720
Office Administrative Services12.3625710
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing12.3525690
Wholesale Trade12.3425680
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities12.3525680
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers12.3225630
Special Food Services12.325590
Real Estate12.2825550
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned12.2825550
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned12.2525470
Computer Systems Design and Related Services12.2125390
Home Health Care Services12.225370
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers12.1725320
Other Personal Services12.1725310
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities12.1125180
Animal Slaughtering and Processing12.0625090
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events12.0625090
Performing Arts Companies12.0325030
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)12.0325020
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)12.0325020
Hospitals, Local government owned12.0225000
Manufacturing12.0124980
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned12.0124980
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned12.0124970
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters11.9624870
Technical and trade schools, State government owned11.9424840
Vending Machine Operators11.9324820
Vocational Rehabilitation Services11.9324820
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly11.9224800
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)11.9224790
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations11.9124770
Other Residential Care Facilities11.924760
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries11.9124760
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)11.924760
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation11.8924740
Lessors of Real Estate11.8724690
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities11.8624670
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services11.8224580
Administrative and Support Services11.8224580
Department Stores11.824540
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)11.7924520
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries11.7824500
Social Advocacy Organizations11.7824500
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service11.7724480
Food Manufacturing11.7624470
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)11.7524450
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing11.6624250
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers11.6624240
Beverage Manufacturing11.6424220
General Merchandise Stores11.6424220
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities11.6324190
Oil and Gas Extraction11.6224170
Employment Services11.624120
Civic and Social Organizations11.5624050
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction11.5524020
Nonstore Retailers11.5424010
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries11.5423990
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores11.5323980
Junior colleges, State government owned11.5323980
Information11.4623840
Other General Merchandise Stores11.3923690
Grocery Stores11.3823670
Local government, including schools and hospitals11.3823670
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)11.3623620
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps11.3423580
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services11.3223540
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries11.2623410
Motion Picture and Video Industries11.2623410
Food and Beverage Stores11.2523400
Health and Personal Care Stores11.2423380
Offices of Other Health Practitioners11.1923280
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)11.1723230
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods11.1523200
Miscellaneous Store Retailers11.1423170
Educational Services, Local government owned11.123090
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned11.123090
Full-Service Restaurants11.0823050
Spectator Sports11.0823040
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses11.0623010
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists11.0522970
Land Subdivision11.0422960
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)11.0422950
Individual and Family Services11.0322940
Sporting Goods Stores1122880
Pharmacies and Drug Stores10.9922860
Clothing Stores10.9922850
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores10.9522780
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners10.9322740
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores10.9122690
All industries10.9122680
Junior colleges, Local government owned10.8722600
All industries, private ownership only10.8422540
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores10.8222500
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores10.7922430
Social Assistance10.7722410
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers10.7322320
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities10.7322320
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services10.7222290
Specialty Food Stores10.722270
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing10.722260
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers10.6922230
Accommodation and Food Services10.6722200
Retail Trade10.6322100
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers10.6322100
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned10.6122070
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)10.6122060
Food Services and Drinking Places10.5321910
Child Day Care Services10.5121870
Restaurants and Other Eating Places10.4421710
Motion Picture and Video Exhibition10.4121650
Direct Selling Establishments10.2621340
Book Stores and News Dealers10.0720940
Automobile Dealers9.5819920
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers9.3919530
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers9.2619270
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores9.2619260
Gasoline Stations9.2519250
Automotive Repair and Maintenance8.8218340

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