Banquet Cook Salary

Banquet Cooks in the United States take home approximately $13.12 per hour on average. Around half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, approximately half report medical coverage and slightly less than one-half claim dental coverage as well. There are more male Banquet Cooks than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 65 percent. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$10.20 - $16.69
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$13
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MEDIAN: $13.12
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $16.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$7.23 - $25.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Total Pay (?
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$21,350 - $39,209  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $26K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $30K. Banquet Cooks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $32K. Banquet Cooks who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $30K.

Key Stats for Banquet Cook

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Banquet Cook Salaries

Experienced
▲11%

Late-Career
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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