Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salary
|Salary||$19,141 - $53,346|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $2,250|
|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).)
|$15,596 - $32,215|
|Hourly Rate||$7.40 - $13.24|
|Hourly Tips||$0.00 - $2.55|
|Overtime||$8.57 - $21.10|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $2,250|
|Total Pay (||$15,596 - $32,215|
Job Description for Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker
A pizza cook/chef/maker is the person makes the pizzas offered by a pizzeria or other restaurant. The pizza cook generally works in a commercial kitchen in the preparation and baking of the pizza.Read More...
Because pizzas typically involve a wide variety of ingredients, the pizza cook should expect to do a great deal of preparatory work sch as cutting and portioning vegetables, preparing cheeses, and slicing meats. Additionally, many restaurants will require the pizza chef to work to create a variety of sauces, from the familiar tomato sauce to other sauces centered around herbs, oils, and other ingredients. If a restaurant makes its pizza dough from scratch, the pizza maker may also assist with preparing dough.
The pizza cook must carefully follow all standards regarding recipes and pizza creation. Because of the various times that different ingredients take to cook, it is important for the pizza cook to pay close attention to portioning for each pizza. Because pizza ovens tend to be extremely hot, the cook also must be careful about handling pizzas and any utensils, baking sheets, and pans used. An important aspect of the pizza chef's job is quality control. A pizzeria depends on a pizza maker using fresh ingredients and ensuring pizzas are neither overcooked nor undercooked.
Pizza cook positions typically do not require specific educational requirements, and previous experience is valued by employers. Pizza cooks are typically persons who have worked in some other kitchen capacity in a restaurant and are familiar with preparatory work and food preparation. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Tasks
- Prepare ingredients, sauce and dough and assemble pizzas according to standards and orders.
- Operate pizza ovens and conduct maintenance, reporting problems.
- Assist with special orders and when other work stations fall behind.
- Maintain a hygienic work station, rotate ingredients, and clean equipment and pizza ovens.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker
Pizza Hut, Inc., Pizzahut, Casey's General Stores, Inc., Little Caesars Enterprises, Inc., and Domino's Pizza are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Pizza Cooks. For Pizza Cooks, comfortable salaries can be found at Pizza Pizza; in fact, median earnings sit around $23K, the highest in the area. Little Caesars Enterprises, Inc., Casey's General Stores, Inc., and Subway Restaurant Inc also offer top salaries for Pizza Cooks. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $19K, $18K, and $18K, respectively.
Pizzahut doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $16K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $19K and scope of pay is rather limited. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Pizza Hut, Inc. ($17K), Domino's Pizza ($17K), and Subway Restaurant Inc ($18K).
Pay by Experience Level for Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker
Pay by Experience for a Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker has a positive trend. An entry-level Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $19,000 based on 536 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 137 salaries. An experienced Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 100 salaries. A Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 42 salaries.
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