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Cook/Dishwasher Demographics in the US

The average employee age for cook/dishwashers is 35 years. The cook/dishwasher workforce reached a whopping 1,331,840 in 2020!

Among cook/dishwashers, we discovered that 19.6% of them are women, while 76.5% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among cook/dishwashers is White, which makes up 68.5% of all cook/dishwashers. Comparatively, there are 12.7% of the Black or African American ethnicity and 9.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. The majority of cook/dishwashers are located in MO, Saint Louis and TX, Houston.

Cook/Dishwasher Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 1,331,840 cook/dishwashers currently employed in the United States.
  • 19.6% of all cook/dishwashers are women, while only 76.5% are men.
  • The average age of an employed cook/dishwasher is 35 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of cook/dishwashers is White (68.5%), followed by Black or African American (12.7%) and Hispanic or Latino (9.9%).
  • The majority of cook/dishwashers are located in MO, Saint Louis and TX, Houston.
  • Cook/dishwashers are most in-demand in Durham, NC.
  • Cook/dishwashers are paid an average annual salary of $23,735.
  • The pharmaceutical industry is the highest-paying for cook/dishwashers.
  • Duluth, MN pays an annual average wage of $25,121, the highest in the US.
  • Cook/dishwashers average starting salary is $19,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 99% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid cook/dishwashers earn as much as $28,000 or more.
  • 7% of all cook/dishwashers are LGBT.
  • Nevada is the best state for cook/dishwashers to live.
  • Cook/dishwashers are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Cook/Dishwasher Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among cook/dishwashers is White, which makes up 68.5% of all cook/dishwashers. Comparatively, there are 12.7% of the Black or African American ethnicity and 9.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 68.5%
  • Black or African American, 12.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 9.9%
  • Asian, 4.9%
  • Unknown, 2.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Cook/Dishwashers

The chart below shows that 73.9% of cook/dishwashers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 7.5% and German is the third-most popular at 2.6%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 73.9%
  • French, 7.5%
  • German, 2.6%
  • Japanese, 2.3%
  • Portuguese, 2.0%
  • Other, 11.7%

Types of Cook/Dishwasher Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for cook/dishwashers. The most common degree for cook/dishwashers is high school diploma. In fact, 43% of cook/dishwashers earn that degree. A close second is diploma with 12% and rounding it off is associate degree with 8%.

Job Title
  • High School Diploma degree, 43%
  • Diploma degree, 12%
  • Associate degree, 8%
  • Bachelors degree, 7%
  • Other Degrees, 30%

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Cook/Dishwasher Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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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/Dishwasher Work In

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

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Public

Private

Top Industries Hiring Cook/Dishwashers

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

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Hospitality

Retail

Fortune 500

Manufacturing

Health Care

Cook/Dishwasher Diversity

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

Cook/Dishwasher 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/dishwashers.

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

Cook/Dishwasher Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
82%
79%
76%
74%
71%
68%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Cook/Dishwasher 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/dishwashers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Average Age of a Cook/Dishwasher Based On Race And Gender

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

Male
Female

The Average Number of Years That Cook/Dishwasher Stay in a Job

By looking over 22,408 cook/dishwashers resumes, we figured out that the average cook/dishwasher enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 42%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Cook/Dishwasher Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of cook/dishwasher employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of cook/dishwashers is 40+ years old, which represents 39% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Cook/Dishwasher Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, bus boy and banquet houseman have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Lunchroom Worker7%93%
Lead Hostess9%86%
Bar Hostess10%86%
Cook/Dishwasher77%20%
Dish Machine Operator85%13%
Banquet Houseman88%7%
Bus Boy90%7%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Bus Boy
Banquet Houseman
Dish Machine Operator
Cook/Dishwasher
Bar Hostess
Lead Hostess
Lunchroom Worker
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Cook/Dishwashers 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/dishwashers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Cook/Dishwasher7.11%
Dining Room Hostess7.39%
Gallery Host8.08%
Lead Cook8.79%
Bar Waiter/Waitress9.75%
Fountain Worker11.55%
Corporate Executive Chef14.60%

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Cook/Dishwasher Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$23,804
female-income
Female Income
$23,574

Cook/Dishwasher Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

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

  • Male
  • Female
$24,196
$23,988
$23,780
$23,573
$23,365
$23,157
$22,950
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Cook/Dishwasher Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

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

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Bachelor's Degree$23,721
High School Diploma or Less$23,988
No Education$24,064
Some College/ Associate Degree$24,471

Cook/Dishwasher Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

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

    $24,808
    $24,471
    $24,134
    $23,797
    $23,460
    $23,123
    $22,786
    No Education
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Where Do Cook/Dishwashers Earn The Most?

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

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    Where Are Cook/Dishwashers Located?

    By looking through more than 22,408 resumes, we found that the most popular places for cook/dishwashers are MO, Saint Louis and TX, Houston.

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