How Much do Cooks Make in Missouri?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, cooks in Missouri earn an average of $26,380 a year, equivalent to $12.68 an hour.

This is 8% less than cooks nationwide and 45% less than the typical Missouri worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Missouri Cook Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $17.42 $36,220
75th $14.65 $30,480
50th $12.21 $25,400
25th $10.09 $20,990
10th $8.85 $18,410
Missouri Cooks Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Cape Girardeau $11.48 $23,880
Columbia $11.98 $24,920
Jefferson City $12.27 $25,510
Joplin $10.87 $22,610
Kansas City $13.56 $28,210
Springfield $13.02 $27,080
St. Joseph $12.01 $24,980
St. Louis $13.00 $27,030
Missouri Cook Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $12.68 $26,380
2018 $12.10 $25,180
2017 $11.44 $23,800
2016 $11.12 $23,120
2015 $10.97 $22,810
2014 $10.86 $22,590
2013 $10.31 $21,430
2012 $10.32 $21,470
2011 $9.99 $20,790