A Kitchen Worker earns an average wage of $9.75 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$16,800 - $32,000
(Median)
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$20K
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MEDIAN: $20,347
50%

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$7.66 - $12.92
(Median)
$7
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$20,347  
   
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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$15,932 - $29,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.66 - $12.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.12  
Overtime
$11.64 - $20.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
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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$15,932 - $29,660  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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Job Description for Kitchen Worker

Kitchen workers are responsible for tasks relating to food preparation and kitchen maintenance. The nature of this work can vary greatly. For example, a large restaurant or fast-food company may hire multiple kitchen workers, some of whom may only be required to undertake tasks relating to cleaning and organization, while others may be primarily involved in food preparation. In a smaller business, kitchen workers may be responsible for every job performed in a kitchen, including knowing and preparing every meal on a menu, butchering and cleaning meat, taking inventory, placing and receiving orders, and wrapping and storing food correctly with few to no co-workers. They may also be required to prepare or brew beverages and occasionally interact with customers. They are also usually required to wash dishes and antisense work stations.

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Kitchen Worker Tasks

  • Operate and maintain dishwasher.
  • Maintain a hygienic kitchen, cleaning and sanitizing all work and food stations.
  • Handle and store food according to food safety guidelines.
  • Clean and organize all china, glass and silverware.
  • Serve food and collaborate with other staff.

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Experience Affects Kitchen Worker Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
medical benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 69%
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