Cook, Institution and Cafeteria Salary (United States)

A Cook, Institution and Cafeteria earns an average wage of $11.05 per hour.
Cook, Institution and Cafeteria Total Pay (?
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$12,441 - $38,700
(Median)
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39K
MEDIAN: $24,309
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Cook, Institution and Cafeteria Total Pay (?
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$8.41 - $15.01
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$12,441 - $38,700  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $504  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $1,100  
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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$17,306 - $32,819  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.41 - $15.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.46  
Overtime
$8.66 - $23.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $504  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $1,100  
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).
)
$17,306 - $32,819  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,137
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Job Description for Cook, Institution and Cafeteria

Large institutions such as hospitals, hotels, and schools often have cafeterias for visitors and staff to order and eat food. Cafeteria cooks prepare and cook food for these guests that adhere to the relevant health guidelines and their institution's quality standards.
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Cook, Institution and Cafeteria 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.
  • Operate cafeteria's equipment to cook and produce meals.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cook, Institution and Cafeteria

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

Pay Difference By Location

New York
up arrow 29%
Boston
up arrow 28%
Denver
up arrow 17%
Los Angeles
up arrow 12%
Columbus
up arrow 11%
Dallas
up arrow 6%
Chicago
up arrow 5%
San Diego
up arrow 5%
National Average
$24,000
Tulsa
up arrow 8%
Charlotte
up arrow 13%
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Experience Affects Cook, Institution and Cafeteria Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%
Experienced
up arrow 6%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$24,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

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Gender

Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 39%
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