Grill Cook Salary

Median pay for Grill Cooks in the United States is around $9.84 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by the company and geography. Medical benefits are awarded to approximately one in three, and approximately one-fourth earn dental coverage. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Grill Cooks who answered the questionnnaire. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported.

$15,101 - $44,698
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$15K
$20K
$45K
MEDIAN: $20,400
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$7.82 - $12.91
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$15,101 - $44,698  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $750  
Total Pay (?
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$16,314 - $28,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.82 - $12.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.83  
Overtime
$9.79 - $19.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $750  
   
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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$16,314 - $28,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 390
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Job Description for Grill Cook

  • Monitor and update inventory, rotating and dating food supplies.
  • Maintain and sanitize cooking and preparation area.
  • Follow recipes and processes to create standard food products.
  • Plate and present meals.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Grill Cook


Pay for Grill Cooks is best at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, which offers a median salary of $21K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $15K to $24K.

Pay by Experience Level for Grill Cook

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $19K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $22K. Grill Cooks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $22K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Grill Cook generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $25K.

Grill Cook Reviews

What is it like working as a Grill Cook?

Grill Cook in Birmingham:
"Working as a grill cook demands attentiveness and detail."
Pros: Grill cooks are popular people. Everyone likes it when you give them your undivided attention. You prepare their food just the way they like it, or even better than they could have imagined. Maintain your professionalism at all times. Customers appreciation and satisfaction of a job well done. The cohesiveness with co-workers are almost like family. When you work well with one another, the job is seamless and the day passes quickly.
Cons: Although sanitation mandatory in a kitchen, the clean-up afterward can sometime get to you. Also, food prep., I.e., chopping, dicing, can cause anxiety because you expose yourself to injury.

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Experience Affects Grill Cook Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 66%
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