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Grill Cook Salary

Grill Cooks in the United States take home approximately $9.85 per hour on average. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career duration, followed by the specific employer and geography. Just under a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one-fourth collect dental insurance. Most Grill Cooks survey respondents are men (70 percent). Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$15,101 - $44,698
(Median)
$15K
$20K
$45K
MEDIAN: $20,400
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$7.77 - $12.81
(Median)
$7
$9
$13
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 - $518  
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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$16,196 - $28,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.77 - $12.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.83  
Overtime
$6.54 - $19.82  
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 - $518  
   
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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$16,196 - $28,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 341

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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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For Grill Cooks, comfortable salaries can be found at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store; in fact, median earnings sit around $21K, the highest in the area.

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. 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 claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $22K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $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
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Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
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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
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 31% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 66%
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