Pantry Cook Salary
The average Pantry Cook in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $11.10 per hour. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to slightly less than a third, and slightly less than one-fifth earn vision coverage. Women make up a slight majority of Pantry Cooks (52 percent) survey respondents. Most Pantry Cooks report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
|Hourly Rate||$8.92 - $14.54|
|Hourly Tips||$0.00 - $1.15|
|Overtime||$12.32 - $22.22|
|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).)
|$18,790 - $31,158|
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.Read More...
Pantry cooks often undergo training sessions regarding the health department’s guidelines for food preparation and safety before starting on the job. They may also be responsible for keeping stock of all pantry and kitchen items during working hours.
A high school diploma may be a minimum requirement for this position, and some kitchens may require a certification or associate’s degree in culinary arts. Prior experience may also be required by some employers. Maintaining a professional appearance at all times is expected on the job, and the ability to work well under pressure and at a swift pace is highly beneficial in a bustling kitchen setting. Generally, pantry cooks work only in individual kitchens, while some may work for multiple restaurants.
Pantry Cook Tasks
- Adhere to all state and local sanitation, storage, and refrigeration standards.
- Maintain inventory and control costs by checking stock, adhering to recipes, and following preparation guidelines.
- Set up and perform prep work for various food items according to recipes and restaurant guidelines.
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Pay by Experience Level for Pantry Cook
Pay by Experience for a Pantry Cook has a negative trend. An entry-level Pantry Cook with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 82 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pantry Cook with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Pantry Cook which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 25 salaries. A Pantry Cook with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 6 salaries.
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Key Stats for Pantry Cook
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.