How Much do Cooks Make in Colorado?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, cooks in Colorado earn an average of $29,890 a year, equivalent to $14.37 an hour.

This is 4% more than cooks nationwide, but it is 48% less than the typical Colorado worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Colorado Cook Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $18.50 $38,480
75th $16.17 $33,640
50th $13.99 $29,100
25th $12.23 $25,450
10th $11.08 $23,060
Colorado Cooks Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Boulder $15.59 $32,430
Colorado Springs $13.59 $28,260
Denver $14.27 $29,680
Fort Collins $14.15 $29,440
Grand Junction $13.04 $27,130
Greeley $13.98 $29,070
Pueblo $12.92 $26,880
Colorado Cook Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $14.37 $29,890
2018 $14.18 $29,490
2017 $13.25 $27,560
2016 $12.83 $26,690
2015 $11.95 $24,860
2014 $11.71 $24,360
2013 $11.45 $23,820
2012 $11.42 $23,750
2011 $11.25 $23,390