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Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salary

Average Pizza Cooks in the United States make around $8.75 per hour. Pay generally varies between $7.29 per hour and $11.88. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Pizza Cooks greatly outnumber their female counterparts. In this profession, roughly a seventh enjoy medical and dental coverage, and less than one in ten have vision insurance, as well. Job satisfaction for Pizza Cooks is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$15,889 - $61,277
(Median)
$16K
$30K
$61K
MEDIAN: $30,238
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$7.29 - $11.88
(Median)
$7
$8
$12
MEDIAN: $8.00
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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
$15,889 - $61,277  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $497.77  
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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$15,281 - $28,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.29 - $11.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.21  
Overtime
$2.52 - $17.17  
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 - $497.77  
   
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).
)
$15,281 - $28,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 432
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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.


For Pizza Cooks, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $18K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $21K. On average, Pizza Cooks make $22K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Pizza Cook generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $25K.

Experience Affects Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 14% dental benefits Dental: 10%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 85%