Banquet Cook Salary

Average Banquet Cooks in the United States make around $12.92 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a little over a half and dental coverage is claimed by just over two-fifths. Male Banquet Cooks are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 68 percent of professionals. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$10.18 - $17.08
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$13
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MEDIAN: $12.92
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Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $10.18 - $17.08
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $7.31 - $24.66
Annual Data $0$39K
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$21,402 - $39,236
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 63

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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.

Banquet Cook Job Listings

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.

Banquet Cook Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Banquet Cook?

Banquet Cook in tobyhanna:
"To cook for parties, companies, and weddings and be flexible."
Pros: Im able to open my mind, we work with so many types of different food. The people we cook for come from place as in Australia, London, etc... I ask and learn as much as I want.
Cons: Some times you are under alot of pressure to get alot of food out in little time with a very few people.

Key Stats for Banquet Cook

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Banquet Cook Salaries

Experienced
▲14%

Late-Career
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 45%
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