Cook, Short Order Salary
A Cook, Short Order earns an average wage of $10.23 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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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).)
|$17,081 - $30,401|
|Hourly Rate||$8.12 - $13.63|
|Hourly Tips||$0.00 - $2.16|
|Overtime||$9.30 - $20.75|
|Total Pay (||$17,081 - $30,401|
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.Read More...
Short order cooks can work either full or part time depending on the needs of the business. Hours vary, and cooks should be able to work the shifts required by their employer. This job requires standing for long periods of time, as well as the risk of injuries such as burns and cuts.
Short order cooks generally must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent. They also typically need to have at least six months of experience in the food or service industry. Short order cooks should have communication and interpersonal skills as well. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Cook, Short Order Tasks
- Prepare ingredients by washing, chopping, weighing, and measuring.
- Prepare foods that require short preparation times.
- Maintain food logs, expenditures, and inventory.
- Clean and maintain work area, utensils, and dishes.
- Monitor food quality and test for doneness, serving in standard portions and presentations.
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Pay by Experience Level for Cook, Short Order
Pay by Experience for a Cook, Short Order has a positive trend. An entry-level Cook, Short Order with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 115 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cook, Short Order with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 68 salaries. An experienced Cook, Short Order which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 38 salaries. A Cook, Short Order with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 21 salaries.
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