These Are The 10 States With The Highest Short Order Cook Salaries For 2017

We used the most recent data to determine the states that pay short order cooks the best.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings, Salaries - 3 months ago




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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do short order cooks get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for short order cooks by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for short order cooks by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for short order cooks after this adjustment? That would be Cooks, Short Order.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Nevada
  2. New Mexico
  3. Utah
  4. Nebraska
  5. Michigan
  6. Washington
  7. Texas
  8. Florida
  9. Colorado
  10. Illinois

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

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How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for short order cooks from the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $25890, so our index value would be:

$25,890 * (100 / 135.9) = $19,050

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for short order cooks.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

Detailed List Of Short Order Cook Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Nevada $28,635 $29,580 103.3
2 New Mexico $28,611 $27,610 96.5
3 Utah $28,440 $26,450 93.0
4 Nebraska $25,851 $23,680 91.6
5 Michigan $25,303 $22,520 89.0
6 Washington $25,256 $26,570 105.2
7 Texas $24,928 $22,610 90.7
8 Florida $24,760 $24,340 98.3
9 Colorado $24,585 $25,520 103.8
10 Illinois $24,450 $23,130 94.6
11 North Dakota $24,416 $24,270 99.4
12 Minnesota $24,146 $24,340 100.8
13 Arizona $23,918 $23,440 98.0
14 Idaho $23,778 $21,900 92.1
15 Arkansas $23,731 $20,670 87.1
16 Mississippi $23,562 $20,240 85.9
17 Georgia $23,544 $21,520 91.4
18 Wyoming $23,420 $21,500 91.8
19 Indiana $23,139 $20,710 89.5
20 Pennsylvania $23,057 $23,380 101.4
21 Vermont $23,030 $27,890 121.1
22 Ohio $22,793 $21,380 93.8
23 Kentucky $22,585 $20,440 90.5
24 Kansas $22,580 $20,300 89.9
25 Alabama $22,510 $20,530 91.2
26 Missouri $22,455 $20,300 90.4
27 Virginia $22,450 $22,630 100.8
28 Wisconsin $22,407 $21,690 96.8
29 West Virginia $22,398 $20,920 93.4
30 Tennessee $22,225 $19,870 89.4
31 Iowa $22,043 $20,060 91.0
32 Montana $21,904 $22,080 100.8
33 Delaware $21,903 $22,210 101.4
34 Oklahoma $21,838 $19,480 89.2
35 North Carolina $21,767 $20,440 93.9
36 Alaska $21,662 $28,400 131.1
37 Rhode Island $21,259 $25,660 120.7
38 South Dakota $21,243 $22,030 103.7
39 Louisiana $21,139 $20,040 94.8
40 Connecticut $20,775 $26,530 127.7
41 Oregon $20,622 $23,840 115.6
42 Maine $20,451 $22,660 110.8
43 New Jersey $20,237 $24,670 121.9
44 South Carolina $19,334 $19,180 99.2
45 Maryland $19,147 $24,030 125.5
46 California $19,050 $25,890 135.9
47 New Hampshire $17,854 $20,890 117.0
48 New York $17,816 $23,340 131.0
49 Hawaii $15,860 $26,630 167.9

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