Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Cook make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$50,039 / yrTotal Pay
$32,167 / yrBase Pay
$17,872 / yrAdditional Pay

$50,039

 / yr
$27K$321K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Cook is $50,039 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $32,167 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $17,872 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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$50,039 /yr
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$52,383 /yr
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$50,065 /yr
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What are some related job titles for Cook?

Some related job titles are Chef Salaries with median pay of $53,361, Grill Cook Salaries with median pay of $48,770, Line Cook Salaries with median pay of $55,318, Prep Cook Salaries with median pay of $52,230.

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McDonald's
3.5

McDonald's

Cook - Hourly

$5

$28

$5 - $28 Range

McDonald's
3.5

McDonald's

Cook - Hourly

$6

$50

$6 - $50 Range

Sonic
3.3

Sonic

Cook

$23,322

 /yr
Range: $15K - $40K

$15K

$40K

$15,312 - $39,658 Range

Waffle House
3.5

Waffle House

Cook - Hourly

$9

$28

$9 - $28 Range

Brookdale Senior Living
3.1

$15K

$50K

$14,693 - $50,082 Range

Pizza Hut
3.4

Pizza Hut

Cook - Hourly

$4

$37

$4 - $37 Range

Applebee's
3.4

$31,401

 /yr
Range: $22K - $66K

$22K

$66K

$21,983 - $66,208 Range

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Sodexo
3.4

Sodexo

Cook - Hourly

$5

$27

$5 - $27 Range

Pizza Hut
3.4

$22,937

 /yr
Range: $11K - $46K

$11K

$46K

$11,325 - $46,049 Range

Aramark
3.4

$29,407

 /yr
Range: $21K - $61K

$21K

$61K

$20,990 - $61,083 Range

Sunrise Senior Living
3.2

$28K

$45K

$27,765 - $45,028 Range

Sonic
3.3

Sonic

Cook - Hourly

$7

$16

$7 - $16 Range

Panda Express
3.5

Panda Express

Cook - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $10 - $26

$10

$26

$10 - $26 Range

Buffalo Wild Wings
3.5

$9

$19

$9 - $19 Range

Zaxby's
3.5

Zaxby's

Cook - Hourly

$6

$15

$6 - $15 Range

TGI Fridays
3.4

$28,429

 /yr
Range: $26K - $40K

$26K

$40K

$25,655 - $39,904 Range

Texas Roadhouse
3.8

$29,986

 /yr
Range: $23K - $53K

$23K

$53K

$23,132 - $52,810 Range

Whole Foods Market
3.5

Whole Foods Market

Cook - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $12 - $23

$12

$23

$12 - $23 Range

Burger King
3.4

Burger King

Cook - Hourly

$8

$19

$8 - $19 Range

Panda Express
3.5

Panda Express

Cook - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $10 - $22

$10

$22

$10 - $22 Range

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Recent User Submitted Salaries for Cook in United States of America

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$18

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Cook with less than one year of experience

$9

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Cook with less than one year of experience

$19

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Cook with less than one year of experience

$35,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Cook with 10 to 14 years of experience

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$11

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Cook with 1 to 3 years of experience

$7

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Fry Cook with less than one year of experience

$22

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Cook with 1 to 3 years of experience

$15

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Fry Cook with 1 to 3 years of experience

$10

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8 days ago by a Fry Cook with 1 to 3 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Cook salaries

The national average salary for a Cook is $28,989 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Cook salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 10303 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Cook employees.

The highest salary for a Cook in United States is $39,753 per year.

The lowest salary for a Cook in United States is $21,139 per year.

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