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Entry-Level Cook, Restaurant Salary

The average Entry-Level Restaurant Cook earns approximately $9.28 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to just under one in five, and one in eight earn dental coverage. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Entry-Level Restaurant Cooks greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$13,099 - $40,257
(Median)
$13K
$25K
$40K
MEDIAN: $25,238
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$7.46 - $12.31
(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
$13,099 - $40,257  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $301.20  
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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$15,583 - $28,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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 - $12.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.06  
Overtime
$8.03 - $18.46  
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 - $301.20  
   
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).
)
$15,583 - $28,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 813

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 19% dental benefits Dental: 13%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 79%
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