How Much do Cooks Make in Kansas?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, cooks in Kansas earn an average of $25,000 a year, equivalent to $12.02 an hour.

This is 13% less than cooks nationwide and 46% less than the typical Kansas worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Kansas Cook Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $15.62 $32,490
75th $14.16 $29,460
50th $12.07 $25,110
25th $9.60 $19,970
10th $8.43 $17,530
Kansas Cooks Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Lawrence $12.47 $25,930
Manhattan $11.49 $23,900
Topeka $11.75 $24,430
Wichita $12.52 $26,050
Kansas Cook Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $12.02 $25,000
2018 $11.37 $23,640
2017 $11.11 $23,100
2016 $10.40 $21,620
2015 $9.98 $20,770
2014 $9.57 $19,900
2013 $9.90 $20,590
2012 $9.99 $20,770
2011 $9.83 $20,440