How much does a Prep Cook make?

Updated Sep 20, 2021

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$27,751 /yr
Average Base Pay

1,967 salaries

$22K

Low

$28K

Average

$36K

High

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The national average salary for Prep Cook is $27,751 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Prep Cook salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1967 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Prep Cook employees.

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Red Lobster
3.6

Red Lobster

Prep Cook

$31,592

 /yr
Range: $18K - $38K
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$18K

$38K

$18,412 - $37,890 Range

Cracker Barrel
3.4

Cracker Barrel

Prep Cook

$29,223

 /yr
Range: $20K - $33K

$20K

$33K

$20,229 - $33,483 Range

Chili's Grill and Bar
3.4

Chili's Grill and Bar

Prep Cook

$29,203

 /yr
Range: $21K - $36K

$21K

$36K

$21,296 - $35,792 Range

TravelCenters of America
3.1

TravelCenters of America

Prep Cook

$30,407

 /yr
Range: $24K - $34K

$24K

$34K

$24,077 - $33,948 Range

Texas Roadhouse
3.8

Texas Roadhouse

Prep Cook

$24,474

 /yr
Range: $19K - $32K

$19K

$32K

$19,134 - $31,652 Range

Red Robin
3.4

Red Robin

Prep Cook

$31,125

 /yr
Range: $29K - $34K

$29K

$34K

$28,714 - $34,451 Range

Aramark
3.3

Aramark

Prep Cook

$27,881

 /yr
Range: $22K - $36K

$22K

$36K

$22,357 - $36,452 Range

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Chipotle
3.4

Chipotle

Prep Cook - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $7 - $16

$7

$16

$7 - $16 Range

Nordstrom
3.7

Nordstrom

Prep Cook

$31,500

 /yr
Range: $24K - $39K

$24K

$39K

$24,111 - $38,863 Range

Chipotle
3.4

Chipotle

Prep Cook - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $8 - $16

$8

$16

$8 - $16 Range

Bar Louie
3.4

Bar Louie

Prep Cook

$28,227

 /yr
Range: $27K - $34K

$27K

$34K

$26,815 - $33,519 Range

SAGE Dining Services
3.9

SAGE Dining Services

Prep Cook - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $12 - $18

$12

$18

$12 - $18 Range

Whole Foods Market
3.5

Whole Foods Market

Prep Cook

$31,808

 /yr
Range: $25K - $45K

$25K

$45K

$25,102 - $44,525 Range

Yard House
3.7

Yard House

Prep Cook

$29,838

 /yr
Range: $25K - $34K

$25K

$34K

$25,432 - $33,735 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
3.5

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group

Prep Cook

$34,559

 /yr
Range: $26K - $38K

$26K

$38K

$25,565 - $38,263 Range

Benihana
3.1

Benihana

Prep Cook

$27,866

 /yr
Range: $23K - $32K

$23K

$32K

$23,340 - $31,917 Range

Maggiano's
3.6

Maggiano's

Prep Cook

$31,369

 /yr
Range: $27K - $37K

$27K

$37K

$26,747 - $37,217 Range

American Food & Vending
3.7

American Food & Vending

Prep Cook

$27,912

 /yr
Range: $26K - $30K

$26K

$30K

$26,022 - $29,597 Range

HMSHost
3

HMSHost

Prep Cook

$29,215

 /yr
Range: $24K - $32K

$24K

$32K

$24,191 - $31,672 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Prep Cook salaries

The national average salary for a Prep Cook is $27,751 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Prep Cook salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1967 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Prep Cook employees.

The highest salary for a Prep Cook in United States is $35,729 per year.

The lowest salary for a Prep Cook in United States is $21,554 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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$15
hourly
A Prep Cook in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$9
hourly
A Food Prep, Cook, Server, Cashier in the Gainesville, FL Area area reported making $9 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Gainesville, FL Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$14
hourly
A Prep Cook in the Tucson, AZ Area area reported making $14 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Tucson, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$18
hourly
A Prep Cook in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $18 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
 
Full-time
Company - Public
$8
hourly
A Prep Cook in the Bedford, IN Area area reported making $8 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Bedford, IN Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$16
hourly
A Prep Cook in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
San Diego, CA Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$12
hourly
A Prep Cook in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$15
hourly
A Prep Cook in the Portland, OR Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Portland, OR Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$12
hourly
A Prep Cook in the Yuma, AZ Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Yuma, AZ Area area
Part-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public