Mexican Food Cook Statistics and Facts in the US

Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for mexican food cooks in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 1,202,633 mexican food cooks currently employed in the United States.
  • 37.2% of all mexican food cooks are women, while only 58.5% are men.
  • The average age of an employed mexican food cook is 37 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of mexican food cooks is White (60.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (17.2%) and Black or African American (10.7%).
  • The majority of mexican food cooks are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.
  • Mexican food cooks are paid an average annual salary of $27,666.
  • Mexican food cooks average starting salary is $22,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 97% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid mexican food cooks earn as much as $33,000 or more.
  • 9% of all mexican food cooks are LGBT.
  • Mexican food cooks are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Mexican Food Cook Statistics By Gender

Among mexican food cooks, 37.2% of them are women compared to 58.5% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 58.5%
  • Female, 37.2%
  • Unknown, 4.3%
Job Title
GenderascdescPercentagesascdesc
Male
58.5%
Female
37.2%
Unknown
4.3%

Gender Pay Gap For Mexican Food Cook

Women Earn 97¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man

male-income
Male Income
$27,169
female-income
Female Income
$26,367

Mexican Food Cook Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the mexican food cook position over time.

Male
Female
60%
57%
54%
52%
49%
46%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
YearascdescMaleascdescFemaleascdesc
2008
51.95%
48.05%
2009
53.19%
46.81%
2010
53.38%
46.62%
2011
54.29%
45.71%
2012
54.34%
45.66%
2013
54.61%
45.39%
2014
54.11%
45.89%
2015
54.61%
45.39%
2016
55.66%
44.34%
2017
55.73%
44.27%
2018
54.99%
45.01%

Mexican Food Cook Male to Female Ratio

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
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Diet Clerk16%80%
Dietary Clerk16%80%
School Cafeteria Cook20%77%
Mexican Food Cook58%37%
Line Cook/Dishwasher79%17%
Vacuum Kettle Cook81%16%
Saucier84%9%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Saucier
Vacuum Kettle Cook
Line Cook/Dishwasher
Mexican Food Cook
School Cafeteria Cook
Dietary Clerk
Diet Clerk
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Mexican Food Cook Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among mexican food cooks is White, which makes up 60.6% of all mexican food cooks. Comparatively, there are 17.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.7% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 60.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 17.2%
  • Black or African American, 10.7%
  • Asian, 7.6%
  • Unknown, 2.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.4%
Job Title
Mexican Food Cook RaceascdescPercentagesascdesc
White
60.6%
Hispanic or Latino
17.2%
Black or African American
10.7%
Asian
7.6%
Unknown
2.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native
1.4%

Mexican Food Cook 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 mexican food cooks.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearascdescWhiteascdescBlack or African AmericanascdescAsianascdescHispanic or Latinoascdesc
2010
61.47%
11.29%
7.47%
16.93%
2011
61.27%
12.48%
7.51%
15.44%
2012
60.94%
12.01%
7.31%
16.40%
2013
61.09%
11.86%
7.30%
16.60%
2014
60.66%
11.72%
7.57%
16.55%
2015
60.70%
11.48%
7.67%
16.67%
2016
60.38%
11.13%
7.60%
17.13%
2017
59.53%
10.76%
7.77%
17.71%
2018
60.63%
10.74%
7.65%
17.20%

Mexican Food Cook Wage Gap By Race

Asian mexican food cooks have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american mexican food cooks have the lowest average salary at $26,382.
$28,000
$27,000
$26,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
Ethnicityascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Unknown$26,821
White$26,409
Black or African American$26,382
Asian$27,228
Hispanic or Latino$27,000

Average Age of a Mexican Food Cook

We determined the average age of mexican food cooks based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female
RaceascdescMale AgeascdescFemale Ageascdesc
Black or African American
33
43
Unknown
27
34
Asian
42
50
Hispanic or Latino
34
41
White
28
44
American Indian and Alaska Native
32
45

Mexican Food Cook Age Breakdown

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

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Mexican Food Cook YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
20-30 years
29%
30-40 years
22%
40+ years
43%

Types of Mexican Food Cook Degree Levels

The most common degree for mexican food cooks is high school diploma 43% of mexican food cooks earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 24% and rounding it off is bachelor's degree with 19%.

Job Title
  • High School Diploma, 43%
  • Associate, 24%
  • Bachelors, 19%
  • Diploma, 9%
  • Other Degrees, 5%
Job Title
Mexican Food Cook DegreeascdescPercentagesascdesc
High School Diploma
43%
Associate
24%
Bachelors
19%
Diploma
9%
Other Degrees
5%

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Mexican Food Cook Wage Gap By Education

Mexican food cooks with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $28,333 annually. With a Associate degree, mexican food cooks earn a median annual income of $28,317 compared to $27,169 for mexican food cooks with an High School Diploma degree.
$30,000
$29,000
$28,000
$27,000
High School Diploma or Less
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Educationascdesc
Salaryascdesc
High School Diploma or Less$27,169
Bachelor's Degree$28,333
Some College/ Associate Degree$28,317

Mexican Food Cook Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire mexican food cooks.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizeascdescPercentagesascdesc
< 50 employees
4%
50 - 100 employees
2%
100 - 500 employees
7%
500 - 1,000 employees
14%
1,000 - 10,000 employees
26%
> 10,000 employees
47%

The Types Of Companies Mexican Food Cook Work In

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

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Education

Public

Private

Government

Company TypeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Education
1%
Public
29%
Private
68%
Government
2%

Top Industries Hiring Mexican Food Cooks

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

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Hospitality

Retail

Fortune 500

Health Care

Manufacturing

IndustryascdescPercentagesascdesc
Hospitality
44%
Retail
21%
Fortune 500
11%
Health Care
5%
Manufacturing
4%
Media
3%
Insurance
2%
Pharmaceutical
1%
Finance
1%
Government
1%
Energy
1%
Non Profits
1%
Construction
1%
Education
1%
Professional
1%
Agriculture
1%
Technology
1%

Mexican Food Cook Turnover And Employment Statistics

Mexican Food Cook 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 mexican food cooks changed.

  • Unemployment rate
YearascdescMexican Food Cook Unemployment Rateascdesc
2010
13.74%
2011
13.72%
2012
12.24%
2013
11.55%
2014
9.93%
2015
8.76%
2016
8.73%
2017
7.83%
2018
7.48%

The Average Number of Years That Mexican Food Cook Stay in a Job

By looking over 2,565 mexican food cooks resumes, we figured out that the average mexican food cook enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 37%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Number or YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
Less than 1 year
37%
1-2 years
34%
3-4 years
11%
5-7 years
11%
8-10 years
3%
11+ years
4%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Mexican Food Cooks 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 mexican food cooks.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Dish Washer7.11%
Deli Assistant7.12%
Bar Back7.39%
Attractions Host8.08%
Mexican Food Cook8.79%
Host/Waiter9.75%
Counter Helper11.55%

ProfessionascdescPercentages of LGBT ascdesc
Dish Washer
7.11%
Deli Assistant
7.12%
Bar Back
7.39%
Attractions Host
8.08%
Host/Waiter
9.75%
Counter Helper
11.55%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Mexican Food Cooks

The most common foreign language among mexican food cooks is Spanish at 50.0%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 12.5% and Italian is the third-most popular at 10.0%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 50.0%
  • French, 12.5%
  • Italian, 10.0%
  • Japanese, 5.0%
  • Portuguese, 2.5%
  • Other, 20.0%
Job Title
Foreign LanguageascdescPercentagesascdesc
Spanish
50.0%
French
12.5%
Italian
10.0%
Japanese
5.0%
Portuguese
2.5%
Other
20.0%

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Mexican Food Cook Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a mexican food cook can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of mexican food cooks is $28,112. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Mexican Food Cooks Earn The Most?

The map here shows where mexican food cooks earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Mexican Food Cooks Located?

By looking through more than 2,565 resumes, we found that the most popular places for mexican food cooks are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Mexican Food Cooks

Where Are Mexican Food Cooks In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country mexican food cooks are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings