Grill Cook Salary

For Grill Cooks, hourly average wages total $9.82 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career length, though the company and geographic location have a (lesser) impact as well. Nearly one in three enjoy medical while roughly a fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than one-fifth. Though the majority of Grill Cooks do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Grill Cooks greatly outnumber their female counterparts.

$15,101 - $44,698
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$45K
MEDIAN: $20,400
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$7.83 - $12.90
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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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$16,323 - $28,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.83 - $12.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.81  
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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$16,323 - $28,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 393
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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Grill Cooks — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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 $21K. Grill Cooks bring in $22K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $25K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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 9%

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: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 66%
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