Cooks, Fast Food


Prepare and cook food in a fast food restaurant with a limited menu. Duties of the cooks are limited to preparation of a few basic items and normally involve operating large-volume single-purpose cooking equipment.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Eating And Drinking Places
  2. Gasoline Service Stations
  3. Grocery Stores

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 13,480 6.99 5.99 7.49 14,550 12,470 15,590
Joplin MSA 570 6.56 6.10 6.79 13,640 12,690 14,120
Columbia MSA 250 7.41 6.13 8.05 15,410 12,760 16,740
St Joseph MSA 280 7.24 6.08 7.82 15,060 12,640 16,260
Springfield MSA 610 6.34 5.99 6.51 13,180 12,460 13,540
St Louis MSA 5,830 7.56 5.96 8.37 15,730 12,400 17,400
Kansas City* 3,120 7.38 6.05 8.04 15,349 12,591 16,729
Central Region* 1,600 6.66 5.96 7.01 13,855 12,399 14,583
Northeast Region* 590 6.72 5.99 7.09 13,986 12,456 14,750
Northwest Region* 490 6.82 6.02 7.22 14,179 12,521 15,008
Ozark Region* 800 7.11 6.00 7.67 14,796 12,490 15,949
South Central Region* 1,000 6.02 5.96 6.05 12,521 12,400 12,582
Southeast Region* 700 6.34 5.92 6.54 13,177 12,314 13,609
Southwest Region* 1,030 6.52 6.04 6.76 13,562 12,573 14,057
St. Louis County* 1,930 7.47 6.00 8.20 15,530 12,484 17,053
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 420 6.56 5.91 6.88 13,639 12,299 14,310

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 15,520 14,860 -660 -4.25 441 Fair
Kansas City MSA 3,950 3,870 -80 -2.03 112 Fair
St Louis MSA 6,100 6,080 -20 -.33 174 Fair
Central Region* 2,050 2,160 110 5.37 69 Great
Northeast Region* 630 600 -30 -4.76 18 Fair
Ozark Region* 2,010 2,010 .00 57 Fair
South Central Region* 410 430 20 4.88 13 Great
Southeast Region* 1,000 960 -40 -4.00 29 Fair
Southwest Region* 890 860 -30 -3.37 25 Fair

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires short-term on-the-job training
or training in one of the following
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant
Institutional Food Workers (NEW)