Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salary (United States)

Pizza Cooks in the United States usually make around $8.64 per hour. Compensation ranges from $7.27 per hour on the low end to $11.82 on the high end. Residency and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to 15 percent, and less than 10 percent earn dental coverage. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Pizza Cooks. Most Pizza Cooks report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salary (?
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$15,319 - $58,175
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MEDIAN: $32,493
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Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salary (?
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$7.27 - $11.82
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MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$15,319 - $58,175  
   
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$0.00 - $309.13  
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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$15,228 - $28,878  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.27 - $11.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.11  
Overtime
$1.55 - $17.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $309.13  
   
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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$15,228 - $28,878  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 435
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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 many Pizza Cooks, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. Starting out, salaries are typically $17,575, which grows to $20K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $22K. After a couple decades on the job, Pizza Cooks see only modest salary growth, with pay averaging $25K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 13 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 6 percent. Most of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Orlando
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National Average
$19,000
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
With a pay rate for Pizza Cooks that is 73 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Pizza Cooks will also find cushy salaries in Orlando (+2 percent).

Experience Affects Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$19,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
25%
female alumni
 
Male
75%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 15% dental benefits Dental: 10%
vision benefits Vision: 6% employee benefits None: 84%
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