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How much does a Prep Cook make?

Updated Aug 4, 2021

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$27,179 /yr
Average Base Pay

1,866 salaries

$21K

Low

$27K

Average

$35K

High

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The national average salary for Prep Cook is $27,179 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Prep Cook salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1866 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Prep Cook employees.

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Red Lobster
3.5

Red Lobster

Prep Cook

$30,983

 /yr
Range: $18K - $37K
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$18K

$37K

$18,072 - $36,606 Range

Cracker Barrel
3.4

Cracker Barrel

Prep Cook

$28,673

 /yr
Range: $20K - $33K

$20K

$33K

$19,856 - $32,865 Range

Chili's Grill and Bar
3.5

Chili's Grill and Bar

Prep Cook

$28,666

 /yr
Range: $21K - $35K

$21K

$35K

$20,903 - $35,131 Range

TravelCenters of America
3

TravelCenters of America

Prep Cook

$29,845

 /yr
Range: $24K - $33K

$24K

$33K

$23,632 - $33,320 Range

Texas Roadhouse
3.8

Texas Roadhouse

Prep Cook

$24,022

 /yr
Range: $19K - $31K

$19K

$31K

$18,781 - $31,333 Range

Red Robin
3.4

Red Robin

Prep Cook

$30,550

 /yr
Range: $28K - $34K

$28K

$34K

$28,183 - $33,815 Range

Aramark
3.3

Aramark

Prep Cook

$27,349

 /yr
Range: $22K - $36K

$22K

$36K

$21,944 - $35,778 Range

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Chipotle
3.4

Chipotle

Prep Cook - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $7 - $16

$7

$16

$7 - $16 Range

Nordstrom
3.7

Nordstrom

Prep Cook

$30,869

 /yr
Range: $24K - $36K

$24K

$36K

$23,666 - $36,307 Range

Bar Louie
3.3

Bar Louie

Prep Cook

$27,705

 /yr
Range: $26K - $33K

$26K

$33K

$26,319 - $32,899 Range

Chipotle
3.4

Chipotle

Prep Cook - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $8 - $16

$8

$16

$8 - $16 Range

SAGE Dining Services
4

SAGE Dining Services

Prep Cook - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $11 - $18

$11

$18

$11 - $18 Range

Whole Foods Market
3.5

Whole Foods Market

Prep Cook

$31,220

 /yr
Range: $25K - $44K

$25K

$44K

$24,638 - $44,100 Range

Yard House
3.7

Yard House

Prep Cook

$29,286

 /yr
Range: $25K - $33K

$25K

$33K

$24,962 - $33,112 Range

Cracker Barrel
3.4

Cracker Barrel

Prep Cook - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $9 - $13

$9

$13

$9 - $13 Range

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group
3.4

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group

Prep Cook

$33,921

 /yr
Range: $25K - $38K

$25K

$38K

$25,093 - $37,556 Range

Benihana
3.1

Benihana

Prep Cook

$27,351

 /yr
Range: $23K - $31K

$23K

$31K

$22,908 - $31,327 Range

American Food & Vending
3.6

American Food & Vending

Prep Cook

$27,396

 /yr
Range: $26K - $29K

$26K

$29K

$25,542 - $29,051 Range

Maggiano's
3.7

Maggiano's

Prep Cook

$30,783

 /yr
Range: $26K - $34K

$26K

$34K

$26,253 - $33,730 Range

HMSHost
3

HMSHost

Prep Cook

$28,676

 /yr
Range: $24K - $31K

$24K

$31K

$23,744 - $31,086 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Prep Cook salaries

The national average salary for a Prep Cook is $27,179 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Prep Cook salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1866 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Prep Cook employees.

The highest salary for a Prep Cook in United States is $34,978 per year.

The lowest salary for a Prep Cook in United States is $21,118 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent prep cook salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$40,000
per year
A Prep Navigator in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$13
hourly
A Prep Cook in the Tampa, FL Area area reported making $13 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Tampa, FL Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$12
hourly
A Prep Cook in the Daytona Beach, FL Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Daytona Beach, FL Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$18
hourly
A Prep Cook in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $18 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$9
hourly
A Food Prep, Cook, Server, Cashier in the Lynchburg, VA Area area reported making $9 per hour
Additional Pay
$5 cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Lynchburg, VA Area area
Reserve
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$8
hourly
A Prep Cook in the Augusta, GA Area area reported making $8 per hour
Additional Pay
$72k tips/gratuities
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Augusta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$11
hourly
A Prep Cook in the San Antonio, TX Area area reported making $11 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Antonio, TX Area area
Temporary
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$14
hourly
A Kitchen Member in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $14 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Part-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private