C$12.95
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

C$350

Profit Sharing

C$1,000

A Line Cook earns an average wage of C$12.63 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

C$16,995 - C$47,174
C$17K
C$33K
C$47K
MEDIAN: C$32,710
10%
50%
90%
C$11.03 - C$16.06
C$11
C$13
C$16
MEDIAN: C$12.95
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$47K
Salary C$16,995 - C$47,174
Bonus C$0.00 - C$1,855
Profit Sharing C$1,000
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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C$23,734 - C$36,966
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 85
Hourly Data C$0C$24
Hourly Rate C$11.03 - C$16.06
Hourly Tips C$0.36 - C$2.96
Overtime C$14.30 - C$24.68
Annual Data C$0C$36K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$1,855
Profit Sharing C$1,000
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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C$23,734 - C$36,966
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,601

Job Description for Line Cook

A line cook should possess excellent knife skills, as well as a thorough understanding of basic cooking equipment. Candidates should be comfortable working in fast-paced environments in which quality work is of the utmost importance. Because of this fast-paced environment, candidates should be strong enough mentally to handle large amounts of stress. Positive and energetic interaction with other team members is required. Light amounts of lifting (usually less than 20 pounds) may be required as well. Work typically is performed in an industrial-style kitchen. Applicants must be comfortable standing in one spot for a long period of time. Reading comprehension is critical, as line cooks will be expected to read and follow recipes with no mistakes. Applicants should be very comfortable working as part of a team.

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Line Cook Tasks

  • Follow recipes and product directions for preparing food.
  • Stock, date, rotate and check temperature of products.
  • Operate a variety of kitchen equipment.
  • Clean and sanitize work stations and equipment.
  • Taste products and keep records in order to accurately plan food production.

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Pay by Experience Level for Line Cook

Pay by Experience for a Line Cook has a positive trend. An entry-level Line Cook with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$27,000 based on 603 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Line Cook with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$30,000 based on 280 salaries. An experienced Line Cook which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$32,000 based on 152 salaries. A Line Cook with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$31,000 based on 40 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$28,793

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Line Cook Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Line Cook?

Line Cook in Surrey:
Pros: Goood everyone is nice easy work enviorment.
Cons: The summer time is slow and winter is very busy.

Line Cook in Banff:
"Stressful exciting."
Pros: Get to learn new items. Helpful coworkers when needed and vice versa.
Cons: Trying to remember all items and make sure the plate and food looks beautiful.

Line Cook in London:
"Minimum wage mom."
Pros: Interacting with people and learning how to make new things.
Cons: The stress of being unprepared and under staffed.

Line Cook in Sherwood Park:
"Good teenage job."
Pros: Get paid more than minimum wage. Work with good people. Nice managers.
Cons: Kitchen can get very hot. Can get very busy and stressful.

Line Cook in Regina:
"Crazy."
Pros: Keeps me busy. Proud of my work. Simple if you know what your doing. Basic routine.
Cons: Incompetent colleagues. Weird guest requests. Bending over backwards. Stressful. Hard on body.

Line Cook in Mississauga:
Pros: I like it when its busy because it give you something to do and we get free meals.
Cons: I don't like other employees harassing me while working.

Line Cook in Carstairs:
"Same thing every day."
Pros: Getting to know all of the people I work with on a personal level.
Cons: Nothing ever changes, no flexible hours, very dirty. Also hard to communicate with some of my co-workers because their first language is not English.

Key Stats for Line Cook

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 290 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Line Cook Salaries

▲10%

Late-Career
▲7%

▲4%

National Average
C$29,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 290 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 81%