How Much do Cooks Make in Arkansas?

Do cooks in Arkansas make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Arkansas cooks?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, cooks in Arkansas earn an average of $23,590 a year, equivalent to $11.34 an hour.

This is 18% less than cooks nationwide and 45% less than the typical Arkansas worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Arkansas Cook Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $14.23 $29,600
75th $12.27 $25,520
50th $10.94 $22,760
25th $9.80 $20,390
10th $9.30 $19,350
Arkansas Cooks Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Fayetteville $11.68 $24,300
Fort Smith $10.85 $22,560
Hot Springs $11.33 $23,570
Jonesboro $11.32 $23,550
Little Rock $11.52 $23,960
Pine Bluff $10.32 $21,460
Arkansas Cook Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $11.34 $23,590
2018 $11.05 $22,980
2017 $11.12 $23,120
2016 $10.67 $22,200
2015 $10.32 $21,470
2014 $9.40 $19,540
2013 $9.33 $19,400
2012 $9.16 $19,050
2011 $9.11 $18,940