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.

$34,996 - $45,769
$37K
MEDIAN: $37,132
50%

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$8.06 - $13.93
$8
$10
$14
MEDIAN: $10.19
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$37,132  
   
Bonus
$113.00  
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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$17,017 - $30,645  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.06 - $13.93  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.22  
Overtime
$8.50 - $25.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$113.00  
   
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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$17,017 - $30,645  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 211

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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

  • 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.

Key Stats for Cook, Short Order

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Cook, Short Order Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 80%
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