Grill Cook Salary

For Grill Cooks, hourly average wages total $9.80 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career length, followed by the specific employer and geographic location. One in three report receiving medical coverage from their employers and approximately one in four collect dental insurance. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Grill Cooks greatly outnumber their female counterparts. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$15,205 - $44,385

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$7.82 - $12.91

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$15,205 - $44,385  
   
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).
)
$16,316 - $27,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.82 - $12.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.86  
Overtime
$9.86 - $19.67  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$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).
)
$16,316 - $27,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 400
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Grill Cook Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Grill Cook


Grill Cooks in search of the best pay head to Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, where the median salary rolls in at $21K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $24K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $15K.

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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $19K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $21K. On average, Grill Cooks make $22K following one to two decades on the job. 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.

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 65%
ADVERTISEMENT