Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salary

The average Pizza Cook in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $8.87 per hour. Earnings sit near $7.30 per hour on the lower side but can approach $12.35 on the higher side. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but career length and the individual firm are influential factors as well. 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. Around one in seven report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one in ten collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$14,723 - $67,871
(Median)
$15K
$30K
$68K
MEDIAN: $29,561
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$7.30 - $12.35
(Median)
$7
$8
$12
MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$14,723 - $67,871  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $495.79  
Profit Sharing
$491.32  
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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$15,265 - $29,855  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.30 - $12.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.42  
Overtime
$4.21 - $19.86  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $495.79  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32  
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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$15,265 - $29,855  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 637
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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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Salary cannot be beat at Casey's General Stores, Inc., where median pay comes to $17K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $15K, and the higher end is not far away at $21K.

The lowest salaries can be found at Pizza Hut, Inc. — median pay is $16K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $15K and only reaching $20K.

Pay by Experience Level for Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $18K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $21K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Pizza Cooks make a median salary of $25K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $27K.

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Experience Affects Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$19,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
medical benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 84%
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