Banquet Cook Salary

Median pay for Banquet Cooks in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $12.98 per hour. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Male Banquet Cooks who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (66 percent) are men. While some workers in this profession — approximately half — do not have any health coverage, close to one-half do receive medical benefits and roughly two in five have dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$10.12 - $16.74
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MEDIAN: $12.98
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.12 - $16.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$7.29 - $24.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Total Pay (?
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$21,265 - $38,833  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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Job Description for Banquet Cook

  • Prepare and cook high volume meals.
  • Coordinate food preparation, cooking, and presentation with other staff members.
  • Create, plan or follow menus and recipes.
  • Follow all food handling health and safety guidelines.

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Pay by Experience Level for Banquet Cook

Pay by Experience for a Banquet Cook has a positive trend. An entry-level Banquet Cook with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Banquet Cook with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Banquet Cook which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 14 salaries. A Banquet Cook with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Banquet Cook

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Banquet Cook Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

Late-Career
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 49%
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