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Chefs and Head Cooks

in Massachusetts

Direct and may participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.

Occupation Projection for Chefs and Head Cooks

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
351011  Chefs and Head Cooks 5,042 5,553 511 10.13 % 170 483 51 704 High school diploma or equivalent 

Chefs and Head Cooks Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Accommodation and Food Services    3,990  79 % 4,370  79 % 380  10 % $56,090
Food Services and Drinking Places    3,630  72 % 4,000  72 % 370  10 % $55,520
Accommodation, including Hotels and Motels    360  7 % 370  7 % 10  3 % $62,110
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation    250  5 % 290  5 % 40  14 % $68,150
Health Care and Social Assistance    220  4 % 260  5 % 40  19 % $63,070
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    130  3 % 170  3 % 40  25 % $62,800
Educational Services    110  2 % 120  2 % 10  13 % $55,360
Educational Services    110  2 % 120  2 % 10  13 % $55,360
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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