Lead Cook Salary

A Lead Cook earns an average wage of $12.40 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$20,342 - $41,702
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$42K
MEDIAN: $30,918
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50%
90%

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$9.29 - $15.82
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,342 - $41,702  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $875  
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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$19,789 - $35,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.29 - $15.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.86  
Overtime
$13.69 - $24.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $875  
   
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).
)
$19,789 - $35,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 533
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Job Description for Lead Cook

A lead cook is normally a supervisory position in a kitchen. Depending on the organization, this person is likely not considered a full-fledged kitchen manager or chef. However, lead cooks normally have some of the supervision and oversight duties of these managers delegated to them. In many higher-end restaurants, the lead cook position is considered a stepping stone to a full-fledged managerial or chef position.

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Lead Cook Tasks

  • Answer guest questions about menu and preparation.
  • Modify processes for routing and meeting orders according to time and quality standards.
  • Stock and maintain all food stations, ensuring hygienic workspaces.
  • Oversee food handling and preparation throughout a kitchen.
  • Monitor and evaluate staff and coordinate break schedules.

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

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Experience Affects Lead Cook Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 5%


National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Lead Cook Salaries

Team Leadership
up arrow 7%

cooking
up arrow 1%

Food Preparation
0%

Order Inventory
0%

National Average
$27,000

Leadership
up arrow 1%

People Management
up arrow 5%

Menu Planning
up arrow 7%

Training
up arrow 8%

Customer Service
up arrow 15%

Cleaning
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 47%
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