Cooks, Restaurant


Prepare, season, and cook soups, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foodstuffs in restaurants. May order supplies, keep records and accounts, price items on menu, or plan menu.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Eating And Drinking Places
  2. Hotels And Motels
  3. Misc. Amusement, Recreation Services
  4. Gasoline Service Stations

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 15,340 8.91 7.05 9.85 18,540 14,660 20,480
Joplin MSA 530 8.36 7.21 8.93 17,390 15,000 18,580
Columbia MSA 660 8.17 6.43 9.04 16,990 13,360 18,800
St Joseph MSA 240 8.22 6.32 9.18 17,110 13,150 19,080
Springfield MSA 1,050 8.39 7.71 8.74 17,460 16,040 18,170
St Louis MSA 7,590 9.33 7.33 10.33 19,400 15,240 21,480
Kansas City* 2,750 9.72 7.22 10.96 20,208 15,024 22,800
Central Region* 2,000 7.82 6.48 8.49 16,267 13,469 17,666
Northwest Region* 680 7.99 6.26 8.86 16,623 13,023 18,423
Ozark Region* 1,520 8.65 7.79 9.08 17,996 16,211 18,888
Southeast Region* 690 7.95 6.98 8.43 16,527 14,510 17,536
Southwest Region* 570 8.41 7.23 8.99 17,484 15,036 18,708
St. Charles* 970 9.90 8.40 10.64 20,582 17,472 22,137
St. Louis City* 990 8.90 6.81 9.95 18,513 14,163 20,687
St. Louis County* 3,780 9.64 7.63 10.64 20,052 15,875 22,141

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 12,640 14,640 2,000 15.82 561 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 4,580 5,460 880 19.21 218 Outstanding
St Louis MSA 7,000 8,520 1,520 21.71 351 Outstanding
Central Region* 1,090 1,340 250 22.94 57 Great
Northeast Region* 320 370 50 15.63 14 Outstanding
Northwest Region* 390 460 70 17.95 11 Great
Ozark Region* 1,110 1,310 200 18.02 52 Outstanding
South Central Region* 210 260 50 23.81 11 Outstanding
Southeast Region* 510 580 70 13.73 22 Outstanding
Southwest Region* 420 500 80 19.05 20 Outstanding

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



This Occupation generally requires Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months)
or training in one of the following
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General (NEW)
Culinary Arts/Chef Training