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Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in Kansas

Considering a career as an Institution and Cafeteria Cook in Kansas?

4.7% Jobs Projection
$23,410 Median Salary
870 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in Kansas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in Kansas is growing slower than average.

  • Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in Kansas earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Institution and Cafeteria Cooks Work in Kansas?

There were approximately 6,110 workers employed as Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in this state in 2018.

There were 6,120 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in KS Employment Trend

The typical state has 6,580 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks working in it, which means Kansas has fewer Institution and Cafeteria Cooks than average.

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in KS vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Kansas

Jobs for Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in this state are growing at a rate of 4.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.7%.

Job Projections for Institution and Cafeteria Cooks: Nation vs. KS

Kansas Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 870 annual Institution and Cafeteria Cooks job openings in Kansas, and 6,210 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 64,400 annual jobs and 457,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Institution and Cafeteria Cooks Make in Kansas?

In 2018 wages for Institution and Cafeteria Cooks ranged from $17,710 to $31,580 with $23,410 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.51 to $15.18. The median hourly rate was $11.26.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $11.15 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.11.

The median salary in Kansas is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks Earnings: KS vs. National Average

Top Kansas Metros for Institution and Cafeteria Cooks

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Institution and Cafeteria Cooks.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Kansas City, MO-KS 3,620 $25,660
Wichita, KS 1,110 $23,260
Topeka, KS 530 $24,830
St. Joseph, MO-KS 330 $22,210
Lawrence, KS 240 $24,840
Manhattan, KS 190 $23,700

Top States for Institution and Cafeteria Cooks Employment

The table below shows the states where most Institution and Cafeteria Cooks work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 33,000 $23,850
California 29,470 $33,720
Illinois 19,960 $26,260
Ohio 18,910 $26,280
New York 16,180 $32,880
Pennsylvania 15,960 $28,350
Florida 14,970 $26,480
Missouri 13,610 $23,430
Alabama 11,080 $19,530
Kentucky 10,770 $24,530
Washington 10,650 $33,180
Indiana 10,360 $24,420
Wisconsin 9,900 $28,660
Georgia 9,810 $25,130
Tennessee 9,800 $24,430
Oklahoma 9,680 $20,220
Colorado 9,360 $28,500
North Carolina 8,620 $24,600
Michigan 8,560 $27,820
South Carolina 8,290 $21,680

Below are the states where Institution and Cafeteria Cooks get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Connecticut $37,630
Hawaii $37,500
Massachusetts $36,200
Alaska $35,570
District of Columbia $35,440
Rhode Island $34,780
California $33,720
Delaware $33,290
Washington $33,180
New Jersey $32,950

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