How Much do Cooks Make in Nebraska?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, cooks in Nebraska earn an average of $29,140 a year, equivalent to $14.01 an hour.

This is 2% more than cooks nationwide, but it is 40% less than the typical Nebraska worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Nebraska Cook Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $18.19 $37,840
75th $15.25 $31,710
50th $13.71 $28,520
25th $12.11 $25,190
10th $10.54 $21,930
Nebraska Cooks Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Grand Island $15.37 $31,970
Lincoln $14.06 $29,250
Omaha $13.70 $28,500
Nebraska Cook Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $14.01 $29,140
2018 $13.59 $28,280
2017 $12.93 $26,890
2016 $11.52 $23,970
2015 $11.03 $22,930
2014 $10.74 $22,330
2013 $10.93 $22,730
2012 $10.42 $21,670
2011 $10.31 $21,450