How much do Restaurant Cooks earn in the United States?
The average salary for a restaurant cook is $0
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How much does a Restaurant Cook make?
In the United States, the average pay for a restaurant cook as of September 2021 is approximately $16.00 per hour. Breaking it down, that works out to be approximately $31,200 per year and $2,600 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.
Comparing Restaurant Cook Salaries
DirectlyApply has seen restaurant cook salaries ranging from a high of $38.46 per hour to a low of $12.00 per hour, although we would estimate that the majority of restaurant cooks currently sit between $14.00 per hour and $19.50 per hour.
To be considered a top earning restaurant cook you would be expected to be making in excess of $38.46 per hour, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $14.00 per hour or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.
However interestingly, the average pay range for a restaurant cook can vary significantly (by as much as $24.46 per hour) so therefore this role may allow for either increased hours or overtime, as well as opportunities for promotion and pay rises. It is therefore highly possible that you can increase your salary as you gain more experience in the role.
How does Restaurant Cook pay compare across the United States?
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