$24,920
Avg. Salary
$10.60
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$284

Bonus

$145

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Cook, Restaurant is $10.60 per hour.

The average pay for a Cook, Restaurant is $24,920 per year.

$8.03
10%
$10.60
50%
$14.41
90%
MEDIAN $10.60
$12k
10%
$25k
50%
$47k
90%
MEDIAN $24,920
$12,248 - $47,037
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$47K
MEDIAN: $24,920
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$0$47K
Salary $12,248 - $47,037
Bonus $2.21 - $1,788
Profit Sharing $145
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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$16,771 - $31,947
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 209
Hourly Data $0$21
Hourly Rate $8.03 - $14.41
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $2.13
Overtime $9.89 - $21.58
Annual Data $0$31K
Bonus $2.21 - $1,788
Profit Sharing $145
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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$16,771 - $31,947
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,923

Job Description for Cook, Restaurant

Cooks are restaurant workers who typically work under a head chef. They are responsible for preparing dishes, often from beginning to end. They must work with speed and precision as they often must push out food to customers as quickly and efficiently as possible while maintaining high standards of quality. Cooks are responsible for much of the cooking and assembly of a restaurant’s dishes. They also prepare, clean, and restock their stations whenever necessary. Cooks may sometimes supervise subordinates, and they may delegate certain tasks such as clearing or stocking a station.

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

Cook, Restaurant Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Cook, Restaurant

Pay by Experience for a Cook, Restaurant has a positive trend. An entry-level Cook, Restaurant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 969 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cook, Restaurant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 495 salaries. An experienced Cook, Restaurant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 354 salaries. A Cook, Restaurant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 148 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

32%

12%

11%

7%

6%

-1%

National Average: $22,841

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

For those looking to make money, Restaurant Cooks in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Restaurant Cooks will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+20 percent), Cleveland (+14 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Las Vegas (+12 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Antonio.

Cook, Restaurant Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Cook, Restaurant?

Cook, Restaurant in Smyrna:
"Cook."
Find a new line of work.

Cook, Restaurant in Southgate:
"I."
Pros: I cook food for the patients and the clients.
Cons: Helping the sick people to recover from their sickness.

Cook, Restaurant in Lancaster:
Pros: Shift meals, free live music, atmosphere.
Cons: Always busy, prepping or serving food or washing dishes.

Cook, Restaurant in Moscow:
"What motivates an individuals action."
Negative energy... Is wasted energy.

Cook, Restaurant in Canton:
"Work hard."
Be serious about your job.

Cook, Restaurant in Kernersville:
Pros: Work flexibility. Fun atmosphere. Plenty of hours. Great coworkers. Good food.
Cons: A few inconsiderate coworkers. Drama between shift crews. Food waste. Cleanliness with some coworkers.

Cook, Restaurant in Logansport:
"Boardwalk."
Pros: Working in a kitchen again.
Cons: The hours and the treatment.

Key Stats for Cook, Restaurant

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 574 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Cook, Restaurant Salaries

Experienced
▲7%

Late-Career
▲7%

▲4%

National Average
$23,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 574 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 25%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 74%