Grill Cook Salary

Grill Cooks in the United States can expect wages of $10.21 per hour on average. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though the particular city and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Just under a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just under a fourth collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Grill Cooks who answered the questionnnaire. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Grill Cooks — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction.

$14,254 - $34,478
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$22K
$34K
MEDIAN: $21,975
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$8.06 - $13.90
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MEDIAN: $10.21
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$14,254 - $34,478  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,156  
Total Pay (?
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$16,854 - $29,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.06 - $13.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.30  
Overtime
$8.38 - $21.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,156  
   
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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$16,854 - $29,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 850

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Job Description for Grill Cook

Grill cooks are kitchen employees who typically work in restaurants to prepare foods from a menu. They typically specialize in grill work, which may involve large flat griddles, gas or electric broilers, or flame-heated grills. In kitchens which specifically require a grill cook, they may serve on a team or brigade which coordinates with cooks who handle other areas of the kitchen (sometimes called the line, which is why these workers are collectively known as "line cooks").

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Grill Cook Tasks

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

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Popular Employer Salaries for Grill Cook


Dominating the field, Waffle House, Inc., Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Crackerbarrel, Bob Evans Restaurants, and Compass Group are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Grill Cooks. Grill Cooks seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Aramark, where the average salary comes to $27K. Other big spenders include Outback Steakhouse, Inc., Compass Group, and Crackerbarrel, top-paying firms where Grill Cooks see paychecks nearing $26K, $26K, or $25K.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Wendy's International, Inc. ($17K), McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. ($17K), and Golden Corral Corporation ($18K).

Pay by Experience Level for Grill Cook

Pay by Experience for a Grill Cook has a positive trend. An entry-level Grill Cook with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 467 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Grill Cook with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 224 salaries. An experienced Grill Cook which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 201 salaries. A Grill Cook with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 85 salaries.

Grill Cook Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Grill Cook?

Grill Cook in Canton:
"Work very hard and don't get paid enough."
Pros: Good kitchen crew. Hopefully chances for advancement and outback is a well known franchise.
Cons: I haven't seen promise or chances for advancement. They realize I'm a value employee but don't show it.

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.

Key Stats for Grill Cook

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 148 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Grill Cook Salaries

Experienced
▲14%

Late-Career
▲12%

▲10%

National Average
$22,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 68%
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