Entry-Level Cook, Restaurant Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Cook, Restaurant earns an average wage of $9.27 per hour.
Entry-Level Cook, Restaurant Total Pay (?
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$13,019 - $44,544
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $25,207
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Entry-Level Cook, Restaurant Total Pay (?
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$7.46 - $12.18
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$13,019 - $44,544  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $395.94  
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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$15,585 - $27,334  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 968
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.46 - $12.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.70  
Overtime
$8.65 - $18.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $395.94  
   
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).
)
$15,585 - $27,334  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 968
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Gender

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female alumni
 
Male
71%
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 20% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 78%
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