Pantry Cook Salary

Pantry Cooks in the United States can expect wages of $11.08 per hour on average. Just under one in three enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a little less than one-fifth get vision benefits. Women Pantry Cooks who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$18,581 - $27,723
$22K
MEDIAN: $22,000
50%

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$8.94 - $14.65
$8
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.06
10%
50%
90%

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$0$31K
Salary $22,000
Bonus $350.00
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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$18,786 - $31,158
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $8.94 - $14.65
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $1.07
Overtime $12.23 - $22.45
Annual Data $0$31K
Bonus $350.00
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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$18,786 - $31,158
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 117

Job Description for Pantry Cook

Pantry cooks prepare food under the watchful eyes and direction of on-duty executive cooks and kitchen managers. Many kitchens which employ pantry cooks use specific methods to prepare food, and it is the cook's responsibility to uphold the guidelines set forth. They generally prepare salads, meats, seafood, dressings, and occasionally desserts, and cleaning the kitchen and ensuring all food is prepared and stored in a sanitary and safe manner is of the utmost importance.

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Pantry Cook Tasks

  • Set up and perform prep work for various food items according to recipes and restaurant guidelines.
  • Maintain inventory and control costs by checking stock, adhering to recipes, and following preparation guidelines.
  • Adhere to all state and local sanitation, storage, and refrigeration standards.

Pantry Cook Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Pantry Cook

Pay by Experience for a Pantry Cook has a negative trend. An entry-level Pantry Cook with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 82 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pantry 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 25 salaries. An experienced Pantry Cook which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 25 salaries. A Pantry Cook with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pantry Cook Reviews

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

Pantry Cook in San Diego:
"It's a really high pase place."
Pros: The security of it and the opportunity to grow.
Cons: There's too many people leaving so I get bumped back down.

Pantry Cook in Ardmore:
"That the people wasn't. Racism."
Make your money follow orders and be dependable.

Key Stats for Pantry Cook

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Pantry Cook Salaries

Mid-Career
▲7%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

Late-Career
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 68%