The average wage for a Line Cook in San Diego, California is $12.32 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$9.90 - $16.81
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.90 - $16.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.43  
Overtime
$15.00 - $25.80  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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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$21,451 - $35,849  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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Pay by Experience Level for Line Cook

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

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Experience Affects Line Cook Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 60%
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