Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salary

Pizza Cooks in the United States pull down an average of $8.85 per hour. Pay generally varies between $7.29 per hour and $12.25. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to around one in eight, and less than one-tenth earn vision coverage. Though the majority of Pizza Cooks do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Most Pizza Cooks survey respondents are men (76 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$15,015 - $60,000

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$7.29 - $12.25

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$15,015 - $60,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $498.89  
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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$15,271 - $29,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.29 - $12.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.09  
Overtime
$3.02 - $18.21  
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 - $498.89  
   
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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$15,271 - $29,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 531
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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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Pizzahut offers the least pay with a median salary of $16K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $20K.

Pay by Experience Level for Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Pizza Cooks — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $18K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $21K. For Pizza Cooks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $24K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $27K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

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 95 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
54%
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: 6% employee benefits None: 87%
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