Average Dietary Cook Hourly Pay

$11.92
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$197
Bonus
$125
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The average hourly pay for a Dietary Cook is $11.92.
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$9.26
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$11.92
90%
$15.87
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$9 - $16
Bonus
$6 - $1,021
Profit Sharing
$0 - $125
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$19,340 - $33,755
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What Do Dietary Cooks Do?

Job Satisfaction for Dietary Cook

3.6 out of 5
(443)
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The top respondents for the job title Dietary Cook are from the companies Healthcare Services Group, Inc., Sodexo, Inc. and Brookdale Senior Living Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Brookdale where the average pay is $13.70. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Compass Group and Sodexo, Inc., earning around $13.50 and $12.20, respectively. Morrison Healthcare pays the lowest at around $10.81. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. and Healthcare Services Group, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.28 and $11.93, respectively.

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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Dietary Cooks?

An entry-level Dietary Cook with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.55 based on 37 salaries. An early career Dietary Cook with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.98 based on 528 salaries. A mid-career Dietary Cook with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.73 based on 420 salaries. An experienced Dietary Cook with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.47 based on 518 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $13.
Employees with Dietary Cook in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 34.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (18.9% more) and Las Vegas, Nevada (13.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (8.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,856 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.0%
Early Career
28.4%
Mid Career
22.6%
Experienced
27.9%
Late Career
19.0%