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Entry-Level Cook, Restaurant Salary

An average Entry-Level Restaurant Cook can expect to take home roughly $9.22 per hour. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Entry-Level Restaurant Cooks greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to approximately one in five, and nearly one in seven earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$13,111 - $44,385
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $25,583
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$7.46 - $12.26
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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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$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$13,111 - $44,385  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $302.42  
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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$15,584 - $27,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.46 - $12.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.06  
Overtime
$7.77 - $18.45  
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.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $302.42  
   
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).
)
$15,584 - $27,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 844
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 20% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 78%