Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salary

Pizza Cooks in the United States can expect wages of $9.15 per hour on average. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by tenure and the specific company. Male Pizza Cooks are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. A little less than a fifth enjoy medical while roughly an eighth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in ten. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$18,482 - $52,355
$18K
$31K
$52K
MEDIAN: $30,790
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$7.36 - $12.96
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MEDIAN: $9.15
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$18,482 - $52,355  
   
Bonus
$0.21 - $2,936  
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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$15,439 - $31,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.36 - $12.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.37  
Overtime
$8.83 - $22.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.21 - $2,936  
   
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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$15,439 - $31,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 665

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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

  • 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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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Pizza Cooks include Pizza Hut, Inc., Pizzahut, Casey's General Stores, Inc., Little Caesars Enterprises, Inc., and Domino's Pizza. Pizza Cooks flock to Pizza Pizza for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $23K lead the pack in compensation. Pizza Cooks can also look forward to large paychecks at Little Caesars Enterprises, Inc. ($19K), Casey's General Stores, Inc. ($18K), and Subway Restaurant Inc ($18K).

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. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include 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.

Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker?

Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker in Waupaca:
"Its a job."
Pros: Get tips here and there, free food and soda. Good boss but one of the supervisors are not as nice.
Cons: Not the best pay, cut hours frequently, hard to get on full time hours every single week, expensive medical insurance, only get pto for being there full time (40 hrs) every week for a year.

Key Stats for Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salaries

Late-Career
▲34%

Experienced
▲30%

Mid-Career
▲18%

National Average
$20,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 81%