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Entry-Level Cook, Restaurant Salary

Entry-Level Restaurant Cooks take home an average $9.25 per hour. Approximately one in five enjoy medical while close to one-eighth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one-tenth. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Entry-Level Restaurant Cooks who answered the questionnnaire. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$12,916 - $40,462
(Median)
$13K
$25K
$40K
MEDIAN: $25,316
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$7.45 - $12.29
(Median)
$7
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$12,916 - $40,462  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $296.33  
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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$15,564 - $27,927  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.45 - $12.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.09  
Overtime
$8.12 - $18.44  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $296.33  
   
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).
)
$15,564 - $27,927  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 806

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 20% dental benefits Dental: 13%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 79%