Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salary

The average Pizza Cook in the United States earns approximately $8.84 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $7.27 per hour to $12.11. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and the particular employer are driving factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one in seven, and fewer than one in ten earn dental coverage. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Pizza Cooks who answered the questionnnaire. Most Pizza Cooks report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,925 - $60,402
(Median)
$15K
$29K
$60K
MEDIAN: $29,423
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90%

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$7.27 - $12.11
(Median)
$7
$8
$12
MEDIAN: $8.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$14,925 - $60,402  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $503  
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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$15,259 - $29,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.27 - $12.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.85  
Overtime
$2.94 - $17.85  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $503  
   
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).
)
$15,259 - $29,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 465

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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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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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $18K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $21K. For Pizza Cooks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $23K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Pizza Cook with more than 20 years of experience can earn $26K on average.

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Experience Affects Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 14% dental benefits Dental: 9%
vision benefits Vision: 6% employee benefits None: 86%