How Much do Cooks Make in Indiana?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, cooks in Indiana earn an average of $25,240 a year, equivalent to $12.13 an hour.

This is 12% less than cooks nationwide and 46% less than the typical Indiana worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Indiana Cook Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $16.38 $34,070
75th $13.89 $28,890
50th $11.58 $24,100
25th $9.93 $20,650
10th $8.57 $17,820
Indiana Cooks Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Bloomington $12.50 $26,010
Columbus $11.90 $24,750
Elkhart $11.28 $23,460
Evansville $12.49 $25,970
Fort Wayne $12.27 $25,520
Indianapolis $12.80 $26,630
Kokomo $10.97 $22,810
Lafayette $11.56 $24,050
Michigan City $10.86 $22,580
Muncie $10.02 $20,850
South Bend $12.23 $25,440
Terre Haute $11.37 $23,660
Indiana Cook Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $12.13 $25,240
2018 $11.81 $24,570
2017 $11.21 $23,310
2016 $10.64 $22,120
2015 $10.22 $21,260
2014 $10.08 $20,960
2013 $10.05 $20,910
2012 $10.05 $20,900
2011 $9.91 $20,610