Average Cook, Restaurant Hourly Pay

$11.12
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$249
Bonus
$1,500
Commission
$260
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Cook, Restaurant is $11.12.
10%
$8.27
MEDIAN
$11.12
90%
$15.06
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $15
Bonus
$3 - $2,010
Profit Sharing
$30 - $4,913
Commission
$0 - $1,500
Total Pay
$17,338 - $32,822
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What Do Cook, Restaurants Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Cook, Restaurant

3.6 out of 5
(623)
Highly Satisfied
60Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Cook, Restaurant are from the companies Denny's, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar and Chili's Grill & Bar. Reported salaries are highest at Chili's Grill & Bar where the average pay is $13.38. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Marriott International, Inc. and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, earning around $13.29 and $11.85, respectively. Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Corporation pays the lowest at around $9.32. Denny's and Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $10.57 and $11.49, respectively.

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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Cook, Restaurants?

An entry-level Cook, Restaurant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $9.67 based on 136 salaries. An early career Cook, Restaurant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.51 based on 1,209 salaries. A mid-career Cook, Restaurant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.85 based on 537 salaries. An experienced Cook, Restaurant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.14 based on 510 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $12.
Employees with Cook, Restaurant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 26.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (17.0% more) and Orlando, Florida (11.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (4.7% less) and Dallas, Texas (4.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,717 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.0%
Early Career
44.5%
Mid Career
19.8%
Experienced
18.8%
Late Career
12.0%