Cook, Fast Food Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Cook, Fast Food is $7.72 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field. Experience does not have a big impact on this job’s pay.
Cook, Fast Food Total Pay (?
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$7.14 - $9.29
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.14 - $9.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.93  
Overtime
$1.50 - $15.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $201.61  
   
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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$14,887 - $20,136  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 463
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Job Description for Cook, Fast Food

A fast food cook holds an entry-level position in casual, quick-serve restaurants. Most of these establishments are part of national chains, and thus put an emphasis on consistency of output on their cooks. A fast food cook normally learn one station (including its required food preparation) and then moves to others. New fast food cooks are traditionally paired at first with more experienced cooks who gradually add more and more duties to the new cook's responsibilities. A cook at this level frequently finds that many of the processes are automated and that a variety of timers and temperature gauges take much of the judgment and guesswork out of the food-preparation process, helping the cook ensure consistent product output.
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Cook, Fast Food Tasks
  • 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 8%
Experienced
up arrow 5%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$16,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 3 out of 5 based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
25%
female alumni
 
Male
75%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 13% dental benefits Dental: 7%
vision benefits Vision: 4% employee benefits None: 86%
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