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Average Cook, Fast Food Hourly Pay

$8.93
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$49
Bonus
$8
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The average hourly pay for a Cook, Fast Food is $8.93.
10%
$7.51
MEDIAN
$8.93
90%
$12.06
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $12
Bonus
$1 - $776
Profit Sharing
$0 - $8
Total Pay
$15,676 - $25,411
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What Do Cook, Fast Foods Do?

Cook, Fast Food Tasks
  • Prepare a short range of menu items in a fast-food restaurant.
  • Clean and sanitize work areas, equipment, and tools.
  • Bake, roast, fry, grill, meats, fish, and other foods.

Job Satisfaction for Cook, Fast Food

3.5 out of 5
(296)
Highly Satisfied
32Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Cook, Fast Food are from the companies Burger King Corporation, Chick-Fil-A Inc and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Chick-Fil-A Inc where the average pay is $9.93. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Corporation and Burger King Corporation, earning around $8.40 and $8.39, respectively. Zaxby's pays the lowest at around $7.93. Sonic Drive - In and Hardee's also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $8.16 and $8.25, respectively.

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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Cook, Fast Foods?

An entry-level Cook, Fast Food with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $8.48 based on 219 salaries. An early career Cook, Fast Food with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $8.90 based on 725 salaries. A mid-career Cook, Fast Food with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.25 based on 119 salaries. An experienced Cook, Fast Food with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.53 based on 112 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $9.
Employees with Cook, Fast Food in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 45.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (43.0% more) and Dallas, Texas (7.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (9.7% less), Houston, Texas (8.3% less) and San Antonio, Texas (6.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,223 survey responses.
Entry Level
17.9%
Early Career
59.3%
Mid Career
9.7%
Experienced
9.2%
Late Career
3.9%