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Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in Kentucky

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1.7% Jobs Projection
$24,530 Median Salary
1,540 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Institution and Cafeteria Cooks Work in Kentucky?

In 2018, there were 10,770 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks working in the state.

There were 10,770 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in KY Employment Trend

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

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in KY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in this state are growing at a rate of 1.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.7%.

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

Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,540 annual Institution and Cafeteria Cooks job openings in Kentucky, and 11,050 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 Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Institution and Cafeteria Cooks ranged from $19,230 to $33,470 with $24,530 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.24 to $16.09. The median hourly rate was $11.79.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $11.5 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.29.

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

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks Earnings: KY vs. National Average

Top Kentucky 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
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 3,550 $26,600
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 2,290 $28,630
Lexington-Fayette, KY 1,250 $28,050
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 910 $22,750
Evansville, IN-KY 470 $24,470
Bowling Green, KY 460 $23,710
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 340 $23,000
Owensboro, KY 310 $24,800
Clarksville, TN-KY 270 $23,730

Top States for Institution and Cafeteria Cooks Employment

View the list below to see 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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