Cook/Baker Statistics in the US

The average employee age for cook/bakers is 37 years. The cook/baker workforce reached a whopping 15,903 in 2020! Among those workers, we discovered that 51.9% of them are women, while 45.4% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among cook/bakers is White, which makes up 61.5% of all cook/bakers. Comparatively, there are 16.6% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.7% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Cook/bakers are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, cook/bakers are more likely to find a job in the hospitality industry.

From where do we know all information about cook/baker demographics? We analyzed 2,264 cook/bakers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Cook/Baker Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as cook/bakers. Keep reading to find out what the results for cook/bakers were.

Cook/Baker Gender Ratio

Among cook/bakers, 51.9% of them are women compared to 45.4% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 51.9%
  • Male, 45.4%
  • Unknown, 2.7%

Cook/Baker Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among cook/bakers is White, which makes up 61.5% of all cook/bakers. Comparatively, there are 16.6% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.7% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 61.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 16.7%
  • Black or African American, 9.7%
  • Asian, 8.4%
  • Unknown, 2.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.3%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Cook/Bakers

The chart below shows that 45.9% of cook/bakers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 10.8% and Italian is the third-most popular at 8.1%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 45.9%
  • French, 10.8%
  • Italian, 8.1%
  • Albanian, 5.4%
  • Arabic, 5.4%
  • Other, 24.4%

Cook/Baker Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among cook/bakers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Cook/Baker Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the cook/baker position over time.


Cook/Baker Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of cook/bakers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of cook/bakers based on ethnicity and gender.


Number Of Years On The Job For Cook/Baker

By looking over 2,264 cook/bakers resumes, we figured out that the average cook/baker enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 36%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Cook/Baker Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of cook/baker employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of cook/bakers is 40+ years old, which represents 43% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Cook/Bakers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, saucier and vacuum kettle cook have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Diet Clerk16%80%
Dietary Clerk16%80%
School Cafeteria Cook20%77%
Line Cook/Dishwasher79%17%
Vacuum Kettle Cook81%16%
Vacuum Kettle Cook
Line Cook/Dishwasher
School Cafeteria Cook
Dietary Clerk
Diet Clerk

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Cook/Bakers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to cook/bakers.

Job Titleascdesc
Dish Washer7.11%
Nutrition Helper7.12%
Dining Room Coordinator7.39%
Party Host8.08%
Food And Beverage Server9.75%
Fast Food Worker11.55%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Cook/Baker?

Male Income
Female Income

Cook/Baker Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Hispanic or Latino men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Cook/Baker Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

High School Diploma or Less$29,039
Some College/ Associate Degree$29,905
Bachelor's Degree$29,917

Cook/Baker Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree

    Cook/Baker Heatmaps

    The amount you can make as a cook/baker can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of cook/bakers is $28,788. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

    Where Do Cook/Bakers Earn The Most?

    The map here shows where cook/bakers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

    Average Salary

    Where Are Cook/Bakers Located?

    By looking through more than 2,264 resumes, we found that the most popular places for cook/bakers are Houston, TX and New Orleans, LA.

    Number of Cook/Bakers

    Cook/Baker Employment Statistics

    This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ cook/bakers. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most cook/bakers is the hospitality industry.

    Company Size

    We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire cook/bakers.

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    < 50 employees

    50 - 100 employees

    100 - 500 employees

    500 - 1,000 employees

    1,000 - 10,000 employees

    > 10,000

    The Types Of Companies Cook/Baker Work In

    Employees with the cook/baker job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most cook/bakers prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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    Industry Concentration

    Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ cook/bakers. Those industries include hospitality, health care and retail.

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    Health Care


    Non Profits


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