$25,209
Avg. Salary
$10.65
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$250

Bonus

$260

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Cook, Restaurant is $10.65 per hour.

The average pay for a Cook, Restaurant is $25,209 per year.

10%
$8.05
10%
$10.65
50%
$14.46
90%
90%
MEDIAN $10.65
10%
$12k
10%
$25k
50%
$47k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $25,209
$12,210 - $47,294
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$25K
$47K
MEDIAN: $25,209
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$0$47K
Salary $12,210 - $47,294
Bonus $2.30 - $1,924
Profit Sharing $260
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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$16,823 - $32,035
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 204
Hourly Data $0$21
Hourly Rate $8.05 - $14.46
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $2.14
Overtime $9.87 - $21.65
Annual Data $0$32K
Bonus $2.30 - $1,924
Profit Sharing $260
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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$16,823 - $32,035
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,877

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Cook, Restaurant


Chili's Grill & Bar, Denny's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants, and Sonic Drive - In are among the top companies that take on many Restaurant Cooks. Marriott International, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $27K. Other big spenders include Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Chili's Grill & Bar, and Denny's, top-paying firms where Restaurant Cooks see paychecks nearing $25K, $24K, or $24K.

Employees at Pizza Hut, Inc., Bojangles, Inc., and McDonald's Corporation can also expect below-average earnings of $16K, $17K, and $17K.

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

31%

11%

10%

7%

6%

-2%

National Average: $22,936

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.

Key Stats for Cook, Restaurant

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 585 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

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 585 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%