Median pay for Pizza Cooks in the United States is around $9.03 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by years of experience and the specific company. Approximately one-sixth enjoy medical while nearly one in ten get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to fewer than one in ten. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Pizza Cooks who answered the questionnnaire. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$16,308 - $53,467
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$16K
$29K
$53K
MEDIAN: $28,745
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$7.33 - $12.95
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$7
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$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$16,308 - $53,467  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $2,909  
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$15,356 - $31,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.33 - $12.95  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.39  
Overtime
$8.22 - $22.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $2,909  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$15,356 - $31,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 662
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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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Many Pizza Cooks can be found at Pizza Hut, Inc., Pizzahut, Casey's General Stores, Inc., Domino's Pizza, and Subway Restaurant Inc, firms that are at the top of the field. Little Caesars Enterprises, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $19K.

Pizzahut offers the least pay with a median salary of $17K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $19K.

Pay by Experience Level for Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker

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


Pizza Cooks with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. 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 $24K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $26K. Pizza Cooks who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $28K on average.

Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Reviews

What is it like working as a Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker at Pizza Hut, Inc.?

Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker in Waupaca:
"Its a job."
Pros: Get tips here and there, free food and soda. Good boss but one of the supervisors are not as nice.
Cons: Not the best pay, cut hours frequently, hard to get on full time hours every single week, expensive medical insurance, only get pto for being there full time (40 hrs) every week for a year.

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Experience Affects Pizza Cook / Chef / Maker Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$20,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
medical benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 82%
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