Pantry Cook Salary

Pay for Pantry Cooks in the United States sits in the ballpark of $10.97 per hour. Job satisfaction for Pantry Cooks is high. Slightly less than a third receive medical and dental insurance and nearly one-sixth get vision insurance. Male Pantry Cooks are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$8.96 - $14.07
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MEDIAN: $10.97
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.96 - $14.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.23  
Overtime
$12.18 - $20.76  
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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$18,951 - $30,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 116

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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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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.

Key Stats for Pantry Cook

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Pantry Cook Salaries

Mid-Career
▲8%

Experienced
▲3%

Entry-Level
▼0%

National Average
$23,000

Late-Career
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 28%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 69%