Pizza Cook Statistics and Facts in the US

Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for pizza 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 1,373,317 pizza cooks currently employed in the United States.
  • 27.2% of all pizza cooks are women, while only 70.0% are men.
  • The average age of an employed pizza cook is 37 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of pizza cooks is White (58.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (17.5%) and Black or African American (11.8%).
  • The majority of pizza cooks are located in IL, Chicago and MO, Saint Louis.
  • Pizza cooks are paid an average annual salary of $18,053.
  • Pizza cooks average starting salary is $16,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 98% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid pizza cooks earn as much as $19,000 or more.
  • 9% of all pizza cooks are LGBT.
  • Pizza cooks are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Pizza Cook Statistics By Gender

Among pizza cooks, 27.2% of them are women compared to 70.0% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 70.0%
  • Female, 27.2%
  • Unknown, 2.8%
Job Title
GenderascdescPercentagesascdesc
Male
Male
70.0%
70.0%
Female
Female
27.2%
27.2%
Unknown
Unknown
2.8%
2.8%

Gender Pay Gap For Pizza Cook

Women Earn 98¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man

male-income
Male Income
$17,645
female-income
Female Income
$17,352

Pizza Cook Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the pizza 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
2008
51.95%
51.95%
48.05%
48.05%
2009
2009
53.19%
53.19%
46.81%
46.81%
2010
2010
53.38%
53.38%
46.62%
46.62%
2011
2011
54.29%
54.29%
45.71%
45.71%
2012
2012
54.34%
54.34%
45.66%
45.66%
2013
2013
54.61%
54.61%
45.39%
45.39%
2014
2014
54.11%
54.11%
45.89%
45.89%
2015
2015
54.61%
54.61%
45.39%
45.39%
2016
2016
55.66%
55.66%
44.34%
44.34%
2017
2017
55.73%
55.73%
44.27%
44.27%
2018
2018
54.99%
54.99%
45.01%
45.01%

Pizza 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%
Pizza Cook70%27%
Line Cook/Dishwasher79%17%
Vacuum Kettle Cook81%16%
Saucier84%9%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Saucier
Vacuum Kettle Cook
Line Cook/Dishwasher
Pizza Cook
School Cafeteria Cook
Dietary Clerk
Diet Clerk
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Pizza Cook Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among pizza cooks is White, which makes up 58.5% of all pizza cooks. Comparatively, there are 17.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 58.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 17.5%
  • Black or African American, 11.8%
  • Asian, 8.4%
  • Unknown, 2.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.3%
Job Title
Pizza Cook RaceascdescPercentagesascdesc
White
White
58.5%
58.5%
Hispanic or Latino
Hispanic or Latino
17.5%
17.5%
Black or African American
Black or African American
11.8%
11.8%
Asian
Asian
8.4%
8.4%
Unknown
Unknown
2.5%
2.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native
American Indian and Alaska Native
1.3%
1.3%

Pizza 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 pizza cooks.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearascdescWhiteascdescBlack or African AmericanascdescAsianascdescHispanic or Latinoascdesc
2010
2010
59.34%
59.34%
12.37%
12.37%
8.18%
8.18%
17.23%
17.23%
2011
2011
59.14%
59.14%
13.56%
13.56%
8.22%
8.22%
15.75%
15.75%
2012
2012
58.81%
58.81%
13.09%
13.09%
8.02%
8.02%
16.71%
16.71%
2013
2013
58.96%
58.96%
12.94%
12.94%
8.01%
8.01%
16.90%
16.90%
2014
2014
58.53%
58.53%
12.81%
12.81%
8.28%
8.28%
16.86%
16.86%
2015
2015
58.57%
58.57%
12.57%
12.57%
8.38%
8.38%
16.97%
16.97%
2016
2016
58.26%
58.26%
12.22%
12.22%
8.31%
8.31%
17.44%
17.44%
2017
2017
57.40%
57.40%
11.85%
11.85%
8.48%
8.48%
18.01%
18.01%
2018
2018
58.50%
58.50%
11.83%
11.83%
8.36%
8.36%
17.50%
17.50%

Pizza Cook Wage Gap By Race

Asian pizza cooks have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american pizza cooks have the lowest average salary at $17,358.
$19,000
$18,000
$17,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
Ethnicityascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Unknown$17,518
White$17,367
Black or African American$17,358
Asian$17,666
Hispanic or Latino$17,583

Average Age of a Pizza Cook

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

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

Pizza Cook Age Breakdown

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

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


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

Types of Pizza Cook Degree Levels

The most common degree for pizza cooks is high school diploma 49% of pizza cooks earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 18% and rounding it off is bachelor's degree with 16%.

Job Title
  • High School Diploma, 49%
  • Associate, 18%
  • Bachelors, 16%
  • Diploma, 10%
  • Other Degrees, 7%
Job Title
Pizza Cook DegreeascdescPercentagesascdesc
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
49%
49%
Associate
Associate
18%
18%
Bachelors
Bachelors
16%
16%
Diploma
Diploma
10%
10%
Other Degrees
Other Degrees
7%
7%

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Pizza Cook Wage Gap By Education

Pizza cooks with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $18,063 annually. With a Associate degree, pizza cooks earn a median annual income of $18,058 compared to $17,645 for pizza cooks with an High School Diploma degree.
$19,000
$18,000
$17,000
High School Diploma or Less
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Educationascdesc
Salaryascdesc
High School Diploma or Less$17,645
Bachelor's Degree$18,063
Some College/ Associate Degree$18,058

Pizza Cook Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire pizza 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
< 50 employees
15%
15%
50 - 100 employees
50 - 100 employees
5%
5%
100 - 500 employees
100 - 500 employees
14%
14%
500 - 1,000 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
15%
15%
1,000 - 10,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
31%
31%
> 10,000 employees
> 10,000 employees
20%
20%

The Types Of Companies Pizza Cook Work In

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

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Education

Public

Private

Government

Company TypeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Education
Education
2%
2%
Public
Public
16%
16%
Private
Private
80%
80%
Government
Government
2%
2%

Top Industries Hiring Pizza Cooks

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

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Hospitality

Retail

Fortune 500

Professional

Transportation

IndustryascdescPercentagesascdesc
Hospitality
Hospitality
57%
57%
Retail
Retail
15%
15%
Fortune 500
Fortune 500
7%
7%
Professional
Professional
5%
5%
Transportation
Transportation
2%
2%
Technology
Technology
2%
2%
Health Care
Health Care
2%
2%
Education
Education
2%
2%
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
2%
2%
Energy
Energy
2%
2%
Media
Media
1%
1%
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
1%
1%
Start-up
Start-up
1%
1%
Internet
Internet
1%
1%
Automotive
Automotive
1%
1%
Agriculture
Agriculture
1%
1%
Construction
Construction
1%
1%
Finance
Finance
1%
1%

Pizza Cook Turnover And Employment Statistics

Pizza 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 pizza cooks changed.

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

The Average Number of Years That Pizza Cook Stay in a Job

By looking over 3,388 pizza cooks resumes, we figured out that the average pizza cook enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 46%.

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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
Less than 1 year
46%
46%
1-2 years
1-2 years
33%
33%
3-4 years
3-4 years
9%
9%
5-7 years
5-7 years
9%
9%
8-10 years
8-10 years
2%
2%
11+ years
11+ years
1%
1%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Pizza 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 pizza cooks.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Dish Washer7.11%
Seafood Clerk7.12%
Kitchen Steward7.39%
Party Host8.08%
Pizza Cook8.79%
Customer Service And Serving9.75%
Concession Attendant11.55%

ProfessionascdescPercentages of LGBT ascdesc
Dish Washer
Dish Washer
7.11%
7.11%
Seafood Clerk
Seafood Clerk
7.12%
7.12%
Kitchen Steward
Kitchen Steward
7.39%
7.39%
Party Host
Party Host
8.08%
8.08%
Customer Service And Serving
Customer Service And Serving
9.75%
9.75%
Concession Attendant
Concession Attendant
11.55%
11.55%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Pizza Cooks

The most common foreign language among pizza cooks is Spanish at 57.1%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Japanese at 7.8% and Italian is the third-most popular at 7.8%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 57.1%
  • Japanese, 7.8%
  • Italian, 7.8%
  • French, 6.5%
  • German, 3.9%
  • Other, 16.9%
Job Title
Foreign LanguageascdescPercentagesascdesc
Spanish
Spanish
57.1%
57.1%
Japanese
Japanese
7.8%
7.8%
Italian
Italian
7.8%
7.8%
French
French
6.5%
6.5%
German
German
3.9%
3.9%
Other
Other
16.9%
16.9%

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Pizza Cook Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a pizza cook can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of pizza cooks is $18,344. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Pizza Cooks Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Pizza Cooks Located?

By looking through more than 3,388 resumes, we found that the most popular places for pizza cooks are IL, Chicago and MO, Saint Louis.

Number of Pizza Cooks

Where Are Pizza Cooks In High Demand?

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

Jobs Openings