A Cook, Short Order earns an average wage of $10.08 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$23,583 - $45,769
(Median)
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$37K
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MEDIAN: $36,972
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$7.93 - $13.59
(Median)
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$10
$14
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$36,973  
   
Bonus
$50.50  
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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$16,677 - $29,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.93 - $13.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.42  
Overtime
$0.52 - $19.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$50.50  
   
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).
)
$16,677 - $29,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 197
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Job Description for Cook, Short Order

A short order cook's main job is ensuring that food preparation is completed before the business opens and that food is prepared correctly for the customer. They must be able to make a wide variety of food in a short period of time. Some short order cooks have to be able to take orders directly from the customer and serve the food to them as well. They are also responsible for the food inventory, which includes ordering and receiving food while keeping food inventory data up to date. Short order cooks also have to ensure that any food that is past its expiration date is thrown out. Additionally, they are in charge of conducting kitchen upkeep, making sure that all equipment is clean, and ensuring that the kitchen meets all health standards.

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Cook, Short Order Tasks

  • Clean and maintain work area, utensils, and dishes.
  • Monitor food quality and test for doneness, serving in standard portions and presentations.
  • Maintain food logs, expenditures, and inventory.
  • Prepare ingredients by washing, chopping, weighing, and measuring.
  • Prepare foods that require short preparation times.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cook, Short Order

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Cook, Short Order Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 22%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
medical benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 77%
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