Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Prep Cook make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$52,435 / yrTotal Pay
$31,432 / yrBase Pay
$21,003 / yrAdditional Pay

$52,435

 / yr
$27K$295K
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The estimated total pay for a Prep Cook is $52,435 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $31,432 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 $21,003 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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Some related job titles are Busser Salaries with median pay of $53,796, Food Service Salaries with median pay of $57,159, Line Cook/Prep Cook Salaries with median pay of $52,093, Pastry Cook Salaries with median pay of $52,172.

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Red Lobster
3.6

Red Lobster

Prep Cook

$33,474

 /yr
Range: $20K - $49K

$20K

$49K

$19,513 - $49,395 Range

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Cracker Barrel
3.4

$30,938

 /yr
Range: $21K - $37K

$21K

$37K

$21,439 - $37,228 Range

Chili's Grill and Bar
3.3

$30,939

 /yr
Range: $22K - $38K

$22K

$38K

$22,380 - $37,933 Range

TravelCenters of America
3.7

$26K

$36K

$25,517 - $35,978 Range

Texas Roadhouse
3.8

$25,938

 /yr
Range: $20K - $34K

$20K

$34K

$20,279 - $33,832 Range

Chipotle
3.4

Chipotle

Prep Cook - Hourly

$8

$17

$8 - $17 Range

Red Robin
3.4

Red Robin

Prep Cook

$32,987

 /yr
Range: $30K - $37K

$30K

$37K

$30,431 - $36,512 Range

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Aramark
3.3

Aramark

Prep Cook

$29,548

 /yr
Range: $24K - $39K

$24K

$39K

$23,694 - $38,632 Range

Chipotle
3.4

Chipotle

Prep Cook - Hourly

$8

$18

$8 - $18 Range

Nordstrom
3.7

Nordstrom

Prep Cook

$33,430

 /yr
Range: $26K - $41K

$26K

$41K

$25,553 - $41,188 Range

Cracker Barrel
3.4

Cracker Barrel

Prep Cook - Hourly

$9

$17

$9 - $17 Range

McDonald's
3.5

McDonald's

Prep Cook - Hourly

$6

$27

$6 - $27 Range

Bar Louie
3.3

Bar Louie

Prep Cook

$29,915

 /yr
Range: $28K - $36K

$28K

$36K

$28,419 - $35,523 Range

SAGE Dining Services
3.5

SAGE Dining Services

Prep Cook - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $12 - $19

$12

$19

$12 - $19 Range

Whole Foods Market
3.5

$33,707

 /yr
Range: $27K - $47K

$27K

$47K

$26,603 - $47,188 Range

The Cheesecake Factory
3.6

The Cheesecake Factory

Prep Cook - Hourly

$12

$19

$12 - $19 Range

Yard House
3.8

Yard House

Prep Cook

$31,625

 /yr
Range: $27K - $36K

$27K

$36K

$26,953 - $35,753 Range

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group
3.8

$27K

$41K

$27,094 - $40,551 Range

McDonald's
3.5

McDonald's

Prep Cook - Hourly

$9

$17

$9 - $17 Range

Chick-fil-A
3.9

Chick-fil-A

Prep Cook - Hourly

$9

$17

$9 - $17 Range

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$16

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

$2,000

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9 days ago by a Prep Cook/Cook with more than 15 years of experience

$15

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9 days ago by a Prep Cook with 4 to 6 years of experience

$17

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

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$17

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

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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 1961 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Prep Cook employees.

The highest salary for a Prep Cook in United States is $35,725 per year.

The lowest salary for a Prep Cook in United States is $21,557 per year.

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