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Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salary

Pizza Cooks in the United States can expect wages of $8.83 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $7.29 per hour and $12.19. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though career duration and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Roughly an eighth enjoy medical while less than one in ten get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than 10 percent. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Pizza Cooks who answered the questionnnaire. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,673 - $60,200
(Median)
$15K
$30K
$60K
MEDIAN: $29,614
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$7.29 - $12.19
(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
$14,673 - $60,200  
   
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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$15,252 - $29,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.29 - $12.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.47  
Overtime
$2.98 - $18.03  
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 - $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).
)
$15,252 - $29,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 485

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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.


Pizza Cooks do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $18K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $21K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $23K in this role. Pizza Cooks with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $26K.

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Experience Affects Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

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
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 13% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 6% employee benefits None: 86%
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