Thursday, July 07, 2011

What Cooks Make

The average household in the United States spends $6,372 annually on food, and 41 percent of those dollars are spent in restaurants. To prepare all those restaurant concoctions, more than 2 million workers are employed as cooks, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The nation's full-time cooks earn $11.29 an hour, on average. The figure ranges from a low of $7.49 an hour in Hickory, North Carolina, to a high of $14.72 an hour in Honolulu.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wages of Full-time and Part-time Cooks: A Multicity Tour

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