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Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in South Carolina

Considering a career as an Institution and Cafeteria Cook in South Carolina?

10.2% Jobs Projection
$21,680 Median Salary
1,300 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Institution and Cafeteria Cooks Work in South Carolina?

8,290 people worked as Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in 2018 in this state.

There were 8,170 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 120 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in SC Employment Trend

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

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in SC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for South Carolina

Jobs for Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in this state are growing at a rate of 10.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.7%.

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

South Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,300 annual job openings, and 9,160 total jobs in 2026 for Institution and Cafeteria Cooks in this state.

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

What do Institution and Cafeteria Cooks Make in South Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Institution and Cafeteria Cooks ranged from $16,890 to $31,260 with $21,680 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.12 to $15.03. The median hourly rate was $10.42.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $10.07 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.35.

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

Institution and Cafeteria Cooks Earnings: SC vs. National Average

Top South 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
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 1,430 $23,690
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 1,370 $19,620
Columbia, SC 1,350 $23,930
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 720 $25,480
Spartanburg, SC 680 $22,980
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 470 $27,970
Florence, SC 420 $19,180
Sumter, SC 300 $18,610
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 280 $28,970

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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