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Grill Cook Salary

Grill Cooks in the United States take home an average $9.84 per hour. While the company and geography impact pay for this group, career duration is the most influential factor. Just under one in three report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a little less than one-fifth collect vision insurance. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Most Grill Cooks survey respondents are men (70 percent). The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$15,101 - $44,698
(Median)
$15K
$20K
$45K
MEDIAN: $20,400
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90%

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$7.75 - $12.83
(Median)
$7
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary 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$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$15,101 - $44,698  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $513  
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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$16,171 - $28,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.75 - $12.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.91  
Overtime
$6.54 - $20.11  
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 - $513  
   
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).
)
$16,171 - $28,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 322

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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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Grill Cooks flock to Cracker Barrel Old Country Store for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $21K lead the pack in compensation.

Pay by Experience Level for Grill Cook

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $19K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $21K on average. Grill Cooks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $22K. 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 21%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 31% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 67%