$24,902
Avg. Salary
$11.67
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$298

Bonus

$400

Profit Sharing

$10.00

Commission

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How should I pay?

The average pay for a Line Cook is $11.67 per hour.

The average pay for a Line Cook is $24,902 per year.

$9.01
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$11.67
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$14.92
90%
MEDIAN $11.67
$14k
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$25k
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$42k
90%
MEDIAN $24,902
$14,259 - $42,235
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MEDIAN: $24,902
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$0$42K
Salary $14,259 - $42,235
Bonus $0.39 - $1,800
Profit Sharing $9.93 - $4,027
Commission $10.00
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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$18,800 - $32,947
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 426
Hourly Data $0$21
Hourly Rate $9.01 - $14.92
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $2.14
Overtime $12.95 - $21.97
Annual Data $0$32K
Bonus $0.39 - $1,800
Commission $10.00
Profit Sharing $9.93 - $4,027
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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$18,800 - $32,947
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 9,734

Job Description for Line Cook

A line cook should possess excellent knife skills, as well as a thorough understanding of basic cooking equipment. Candidates should be comfortable working in fast-paced environments in which quality work is of the utmost importance. Because of this fast-paced environment, candidates should be strong enough mentally to handle large amounts of stress. Positive and energetic interaction with other team members is required. Light amounts of lifting (usually less than 20 pounds) may be required as well. Work typically is performed in an industrial-style kitchen. Applicants must be comfortable standing in one spot for a long period of time. Reading comprehension is critical, as line cooks will be expected to read and follow recipes with no mistakes. Applicants should be very comfortable working as part of a team.

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Line Cook

Pay by Experience for a Line Cook has a positive trend. An entry-level Line Cook with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 3,216 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Line Cook with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 1,831 salaries. An experienced Line Cook which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 1,176 salaries. A Line Cook with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 398 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $24,869

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

Line Cook Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Line Cook?

Line Cook in Bethany Beach:
"It is extremely busy during the summer time."
Try and be a server.

Line Cook in Newport Beach:
"It's awsome."
Pros: The people are all really great. The chef is amazing and willing to teach you.
Cons: Random hours. Everyone speaks Spanish so sometimes it's hard to communicate with them.

Line Cook in Long Beach:
"Lots of work, little money."
Pros: You move around a lot.
Cons: On your feet for too many hours and feeling like your job is meaningless.

Line Cook in Minneapolis:
"Multitasking hard at times."
Pros: Morning setting up everything.
Cons: Not enough employees.

Line Cook in Fremont:
"Ins And Outs Of Hotel Lifestyle."
Pros: Working with gourmet and exotic food, the fast pace and challenges that make you a better chef.
Cons: The commute is the hardest and the petty drama that some non culinary staff members bring into the kitchen which stirs up conflict, also the work load for the time frame given.

Line Cook in Staley:
Pros: The thing that I like most about my job would be the people that I'm around they are like family. That's about it though.
Cons: Almost everything, they are unfair to their workers. Unprofessional and just run a bad business trying to save themselves all of the money that they can and make us work harder for nothing.

Line Cook in Durham:
"Working lots of hours."
Pros: Makeing the customers happy and knowing I am doing the best of my abilities.
Cons: No benefits and work over 65hrs every week and I don't have a life.

Key Stats for Line Cook

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1857 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Line Cook Salaries

▲5%

▲4%

▲3%

National Average
$25,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1857 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 28%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 71%