Average Prep Cook Hourly Pay

Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)

The average hourly pay for a Prep Cook is $12.18

Hourly Rate
$9 - $16
$17 - $2k
Profit Sharing
$407 - $2k
Total Pay
$19k - $33k
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What Do Prep Cooks Do?

Prep Cook Tasks
  • Follow standard procedures to prepare ingredients and food products.
  • Interact with customers and team courteously.
  • Maintain a hygienic environment and personal appearance.
  • Set up and break down equipment, materials, and ingredients.
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How do Prep Cooks Rate Their Jobs?

3.7 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
Based on 368 responses, the job of Prep Cook has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.66 out of 5. On average, Prep Cooks are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Prep Cooks

What is the highest pay for Prep Cooks?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Prep Cook is $15.88 / hour

What is the lowest pay for Prep Cooks?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Prep Cook is $9.11 / hour

How can Prep Cooks increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Prep Cook is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Prep Cook that oversees more junior Prep Cooks, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.