How Much do Cooks Make in New Jersey?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, cooks in New Jersey earn an average of $33,060 a year, equivalent to $15.90 an hour.

This is 15% more than cooks nationwide, but it is 45% less than the typical New Jersey worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
New Jersey Cook Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $23.24 $48,340
75th $18.35 $38,170
50th $14.87 $30,920
25th $12.72 $26,460
10th $10.56 $21,960
New Jersey Cooks Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Atlantic City $15.28 $31,780
Ocean City $15.50 $32,240
Trenton $15.01 $31,220
Vineland $15.38 $31,990
New Jersey Cook Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $15.90 $33,060
2018 $15.96 $33,200
2017 $14.99 $31,180
2016 $15.29 $31,810
2015 $14.45 $30,060
2014 $14.16 $29,450
2013 $13.05 $27,150
2012 $12.40 $25,780
2011 $12.64 $26,290