Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salary

Average Pizza Cooks in the United States make around $8.87 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $7.30 per hour to $12.35. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but career duration and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Though the majority of Pizza Cooks do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Pizza Cooks greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Nearly one in seven report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about one in ten collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,723 - $67,871
(Median)
$15K
$30K
$68K
MEDIAN: $29,561
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$7.30 - $12.35
(Median)
$7
$8
$12
MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$14,723 - $67,871  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $495.79  
Profit Sharing
$491.32  
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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$15,265 - $29,855  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.30 - $12.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.42  
Overtime
$4.21 - $19.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $495.79  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32  
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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$15,265 - $29,855  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 637
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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.

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Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Tasks

  • Assist with special orders and when other work stations fall behind.
  • Maintain a hygienic work station, rotate ingredients, and clean equipment and pizza ovens.
  • Prepare ingredients, sauce and dough and assemble pizzas according to standards and orders.
  • Operate pizza ovens and conduct maintenance, reporting problems.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker


Pay for Pizza Cooks is best at Casey's General Stores, Inc., which offers a median salary of $17K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $15K to $21K.

Pizza Hut, Inc. offers the least pay with a median salary of $16K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $20K.

Pay by Experience Level for Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $18K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $21K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Pizza Cooks see a median salary of $25K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Pizza Cooks who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $27K on average.

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Experience Affects Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$19,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
medical benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 84%
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