An average Pantry Cook in the United States can expect to take home roughly $10.94 per hour. Approximately one-fourth get medical and dental insurance, and roughly one in six get vision plans, too. Male Pantry Cooks are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 52 percent of the field. Most Pantry Cooks like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$9.00 - $13.98
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$9.00 - $13.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.26  
Overtime
$12.14 - $20.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$350.00  
   
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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$19,048 - $30,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 114

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Job Description for Pantry Cook

Pantry cooks prepare food under the watchful eyes and direction of on-duty executive cooks and kitchen managers. Many kitchens which employ pantry cooks use specific methods to prepare food, and it is the cook's responsibility to uphold the guidelines set forth. They generally prepare salads, meats, seafood, dressings, and occasionally desserts, and cleaning the kitchen and ensuring all food is prepared and stored in a sanitary and safe manner is of the utmost importance.

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Pantry Cook Tasks

  • Set up and perform prep work for various food items according to recipes and restaurant guidelines.
  • Maintain inventory and control costs by checking stock, adhering to recipes, and following preparation guidelines.
  • Adhere to all state and local sanitation, storage, and refrigeration standards.

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Key Stats for Pantry Cook

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Pantry Cook Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 27%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 71%
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