Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salary

Pay for Pizza Cooks in the United States sits in the ballpark of $8.85 per hour. Compensation ranges from $7.29 per hour on the lower end to $12.28 on the higher end. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. Most Pizza Cooks are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Male Pizza Cooks are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Nearly one-eighth get medical and dental insurance, and less than one in ten get vision plans, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$14,700 - $60,000
(Median)
$15K
$30K
$60K
MEDIAN: $30,011
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$7.29 - $12.28
(Median)
$7
$8
$12
MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$14,700 - $60,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $496.65  
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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$15,270 - $29,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.29 - $12.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.15  
Overtime
$3.06 - $18.17  
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$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $496.65  
   
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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$15,270 - $29,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 523
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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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Employees at Pizzahut take home the smallest paychecks, and $16K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $15K and quickly nearing the top at only $21K.

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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $18K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $21K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Pizza Cooks make a median salary of $24K. Pizza Cooks who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $27K.

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Experience Affects Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 13% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 87%
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