Chefs & head cooks are most often employed by the Restaurants & Food Services industry. The average yearly wage for Chefs & head cooks was $34,559 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Chefs & head cooks by wage are Athletes, coaches, umpires, & related workers, Proofreaders & copy markers, and Prepress technicians & workers.
Chefs & head cooks are part of the Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations, along with Chefs & head cooks, Firstline supervisors of food preparation & serving workers, Cooks, Food preparation workers, Bartenders, Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food, Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, & coffee shop, Waiters & waitresses, Food servers, nonrestaurant, Dishwashers, Hosts & hostesses, restaurant, lounge, & coffee shop, and Miscellaneous food preparation & serving related workers, including dining room & cafeteria attendants & bartender helpers
The top 3 locations that employ the most Chefs & head cooks are Flushing, Murray Hill & Whitestone PUMA, NY, Sunset Park & Windsor Terrace PUMA, NY, and San Diego City (Central/Mid-City) PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Chefs & head cooks are Sunset Park & Windsor Terrace PUMA, NY, Flushing, Murray Hill & Whitestone PUMA, NY, and Orlando City (West Downtown) & Pine Hills (Southeast) PUMA, FL.