Cook Supervisor Salary

Cook Supervisors in the United States take home approximately $12.86 per hour on average. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although more than a third lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and just under one-half get dental coverage, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,644 - $47,672
(Median)
$20K
$30K
$48K
MEDIAN: $30,299
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90%

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$9.61 - $17.26
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,644 - $47,672  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $514  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$20,347 - $40,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.61 - $17.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.83  
Overtime
$10.32 - $25.21  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $514  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$20,347 - $40,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 375
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Job Description for Cook Supervisor

  • Maintain the cleanliness of the work environment and inspect all food items.
  • Oversee the preparation of food items in compliance with predetermined recipes, standards, and health regulations.
  • Maintain the day to day organization of the kitchen and supervise workers.
  • Recruit, train, monitor, and evaluate kitchen staff.

Common Career Paths for Cook Supervisor


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Though not the most common occurrence, Cook Supervisors sometimes become Sous Chefs, where the average income is $35K per year.

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Cook Supervisors report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Order Inventory, Customer Service, People Management, and Food Preparation are correlated to pay that is above average. Aptitude in Customer Service tends to also indicate an understanding of Food Preparation.

Pay by Experience Level for Cook Supervisor

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


For Cook Supervisors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $25K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $27K on average. On average, Cook Supervisors make $30K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

Cook Supervisor Reviews

What is it like working as a Cook Supervisor?

Cook Supervisor in Talladega:
"Rewarding and demanding."
Pros: I take pleasure in trying to provide a nutritious and palatable meal for those who have little to look forward too in their daily routines.
Cons: The daily/sometimes per meal disgruntled residents....not because food is bad but they are feeling helpless and alone and naturally want to voice their discontent.

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Experience Affects Cook Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$28,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Cook Supervisor Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 9%

Order Inventory
up arrow 9%

People Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$28,000

Food Preparation
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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