Cooks, Restaurant

Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth

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

Number of positions

2012: 28,630    2014: 31,810

Annual job postings

New: 1,590    Replacement: 640
(Total: 2,230)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
Less than high school

Work experience:
Less than 5 years

On-the-job training:
Moderate-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.