The average rate for a Cook, Fast Food is $7.69 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Cook, Fast Food Total Pay (?
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$7.14 - $9.19
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $7.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$5$10$15
Hourly Rate
$7.14 - $9.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.88  
Overtime
$1.51 - $14.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$10K$20K$30K
Bonus
$0.00 - $255.32  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$14,881 - $20,072  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 512
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Job Description for Cook, Fast Food
  • Bake, roast, fry, grill, meats, fish, and other foods.
  • Clean and sanitize work areas, equipment, and tools.
  • Prepare a short range of menu items in a fast-food restaurant.
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Pay by Experience Level for Cook, Fast Food
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Cook, Fast Food Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$16,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 1%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 3 out of 5 based on 63 votes.
Gender
Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 13% dental benefits Dental: 9%
vision benefits Vision: 4% employee benefits None: 86%
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