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9.9% Jobs Projection
$24,600 Median Salary
1,310 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in North Carolina is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Institution and Cafeteria Cooks Work in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, there were 8,620 people working as Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in the year 2018.

There were 8,250 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 370 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in NC Employment Trend

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

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in NC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in this state are growing at a rate of 9.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.7%.

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

North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 1,310 annual job openings, and a total of 9,300 jobs for North Carolina Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in 2026.

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

What do Institution and Cafeteria Cooks Make in North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Institution and Cafeteria Cooks ranged from $17,880 to $33,360 with $24,600 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.6 to $16.04. The median hourly rate was $11.83.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $11.37 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.46.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks Earnings: NC vs. National Average

Top North Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 2,110 $24,870
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,620 $28,580
Raleigh, NC 940 $27,050
Greensboro-High Point, NC 710 $23,810
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 650 $27,960
Winston-Salem, NC 620 $23,560
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 470 $27,970
Asheville, NC 450 $27,110
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 360 $22,340
Fayetteville, NC 270 $26,730
Wilmington, NC 220 $24,050
Greenville, NC 180 $24,240
Jacksonville, NC 150 $23,030
Goldsboro, NC 140 $26,130
Rocky Mount, NC 110 $22,810
New Bern, NC 90 $23,260
Burlington, NC 70 $25,550

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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