Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Cook make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$34,683 / yrTotal Pay
$32,854 / yrBase Pay
$1,829 / yrAdditional Pay

$34,683

 / yr
$27K$44K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Cook is $34,683 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $32,854 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 $1,829 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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Total Pay Trajectory

For Cook

$34,683 /yr
Cook
$40,259 /yr
Senior Cook
$37,601 /yr
Lead Cook
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Related Job Titles

For Cook

Some related job titles are Chef Salaries with median pay of $42,179, Grill Cook Salaries with median pay of $34,673, Line Cook Salaries with median pay of $35,140, Prep Cook Salaries with median pay of $34,136.

Top Paying Companies

For a Cook in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Cook in United States. Employers include US Department of Veterans Affairs, NACOG and US Navy.

1
US Department of Veterans Affairs
$46,038/yr
10
Shiftgig
$39,138/yr

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McDonald's
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What is the pay outlook for Retail & Food Services?

Job openings are high in retail and food services as more Americans spend money at stores and restaurants. While retail and food services wages are lower than the national average, wage growth is higher. Jobs in retail and food services generally require little formal education or training, making these jobs accessible to most job seekers.

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Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Cook

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$13

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Crew Member/Grill Cook

United States of America

 | <1 year

$15

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Fry Cook

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$24,050

/yr

$24K | $50

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Deli Cook

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$14

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Fry Cook

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$16

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Fry Cook

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$15

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Fry Cook

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$11

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Pastry Cook

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$15

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday

Cook pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Cook is $32,854 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Cook salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 23731 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Cook employees.

The highest salary for a Cook in United States is $41,052 per year.

The lowest salary for a Cook in United States is $26,293 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Cook or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Cook.

Additional Resources

Cook Job Description Template