How Much do Cooks Make in North Carolina?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, cooks in North Carolina earn an average of $26,260 a year, equivalent to $12.62 an hour.

This is 9% less than cooks nationwide and 46% less than the typical North Carolina worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
North Carolina Cook Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $17.88 $37,190
75th $14.49 $30,140
50th $12.11 $25,190
25th $9.89 $20,570
10th $8.52 $17,710
North Carolina Cooks Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Asheville $12.93 $26,900
Burlington $11.35 $23,600
Charlotte $12.91 $26,850
Durham $13.17 $27,400
Fayetteville $12.71 $26,450
Goldsboro $10.59 $22,020
Greensboro $11.80 $24,540
Greenville $11.75 $24,440
Hickory $11.21 $23,310
Jacksonville $11.18 $23,260
New Bern $12.10 $25,170
Raleigh $15.52 $32,280
Rocky Mount $12.46 $25,910
Wilmington $11.69 $24,320
Winston-Salem $10.97 $22,810
North Carolina Cook Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $12.62 $26,260
2018 $11.99 $24,950
2017 $11.18 $23,260
2016 $10.55 $21,940
2015 $10.44 $21,710
2014 $10.20 $21,210
2013 $10.26 $21,340
2012 $10.19 $21,190
2011 $10.48 $21,790