Entry-Level Cook, Restaurant Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Restaurant Cooks is around $9.29 per hour. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Entry-Level Restaurant Cooks survey respondents are men (73 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to roughly a fifth, and around a seventh earn dental coverage. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$12,963 - $40,411
(Median)
$13K
$25K
$40K
MEDIAN: $24,859
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$7.46 - $12.38
(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
$12,963 - $40,411  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $252.53  
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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$15,569 - $28,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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
$7.46 - $12.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.67  
Overtime
$8.23 - $18.54  
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 - $252.53  
   
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).
)
$15,569 - $28,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 835
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 20% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 79%
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