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Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salary (United States)

Hourly pay for Pizza Cooks in the United States typically comes in around $8.64 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $7.27 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $11.82. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to one-seventh, and approximately one-tenth earn dental coverage. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Pizza Cooks. For the most part, Pizza Cooks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salary (?
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$15,319 - $58,175
(Median)
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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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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$15,319 - $58,175  
   
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  
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 (?
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 - $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  
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 Pizza Cooks, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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 $20K. On average, Pizza Cooks make $22K following one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $25K. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; most of respondents fit between this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one in eight of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one-tenth.

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.
For Pizza Cooks, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 73 percent above the national average. Pizza Cooks will also find cushy salaries in Orlando (+2 percent).
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Experience Affects Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%
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%