Entry-Level Cook, Restaurant Salary

Entry-Level Restaurant Cooks take home approximately $9.34 per hour on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to about one in five, and one in seven earn dental coverage. Male Entry-Level Restaurant Cooks are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$16,289 - $39,228

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$7.48 - $12.37

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$16,289 - $39,228  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $248.75  
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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$15,680 - $28,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.48 - $12.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.61  
Overtime
$7.83 - $18.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $248.75  
   
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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$15,680 - $28,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 838
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 150 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 20% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 78%
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