The average hourly pay for a Grill Cook is $10.95.
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What Do Grill Cooks Do?
Grill cooks are kitchen employees who typically work in restaurants to prepare foods from a menu. They typically specialize in grill work, which may involve large flat griddles, gas or electric broilers, or flame-heated grills. In kitchens which specifically require a grill cook, they may serve on a team or brigade which coordinates with cooks who handle other areas of the kitchen (sometimes called the line, which is why these workers are collectively known as "line cooks").
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Grill Cook Tasks
- Follow recipes and processes to create standard food products.
- Plate and present meals.
- Monitor and update inventory, rotating and dating food supplies.
- Maintain and sanitize cooking and preparation area.
Job Satisfaction for Grill Cook
Popular Employer Salaries for Grill Cook
The top respondents for the job title Grill Cook are from the companies Waffle House, Inc., Crackerbarrel and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. Reported salaries are highest at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store where the average pay is $12.12. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Crackerbarrel and Sodexo, Inc., earning around $11.81 and $11.70, respectively. Macdonalds pays the lowest at around $8.37. Wendy's International, Inc. and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $8.50 and $10.21, respectively.
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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Grill Cooks?
An entry-level Grill Cook with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $9.42 based on 102 salaries. An early career Grill Cook with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.32 based on 707 salaries. A mid-career Grill Cook with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.87 based on 299 salaries. An experienced Grill Cook with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.34 based on 307 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $12.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Grill Cook in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 28.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Phoenix, Arizona (20.6% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (15.8% more).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 1,594 survey responses.