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Restaurant Cook

National
$11.00 /hr

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Restaurant Cook
Water Oak Country Club | Lady Lake, FL 4 weeks ago

Restaurant Cook
Confidential | Salt Lake City, UT 3 days ago

Restaurant Prep Cook
Confidential | Harrisonville, MO 3 days ago

Lucca Restaurant Cook III, Boca Raton Resort & Club
Waldorf Astoria | Boca Raton, FL 3 days ago

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Restaurant Cook

Restaurant cooks prepare and cook appetizers, entrees, and desserts for restaurant patrons, usually under the direction of a chef or sous chef.

Ordinary duties vary depending on the size of the restaurant, but they may include:

  • Preparing a range of dishes using a variety of cooking techniques
  • Ensuring all ingredients are fresh and fit for human consumption
  • Cleaning and sanitizing kitchen work area.

Average Salaries for

This estimated salary is an approximation based on compensation data points gathered from similar job postings or existing salaries for the same or similar job title within the same market. Average salary insights are based on aggregate data and are not specific to any individual job posting.

Restaurant Cook

National
$11.00 /hr

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Recent Jobs Posted

Restaurant Cook
Water Oak Country Club | Lady Lake, FL 4 weeks ago

Restaurant Cook
Confidential | Salt Lake City, UT 3 days ago

Restaurant Prep Cook
Confidential | Harrisonville, MO 3 days ago

Lucca Restaurant Cook III, Boca Raton Resort & Club
Waldorf Astoria | Boca Raton, FL 3 days ago

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Top Pay by Location

These cities have the highest paying median for Restaurant Cook
New York, NY
$12.10 /hr
Houston, TX
$11.95 /hr
Philadelphia, PA
$11.85 /hr
Charlotte, NC
$11.20 /hr
Los Angeles, CA
$11.15 /hr
Denver, CO
$11.15 /hr
Phoenix, AZ
$10.95 /hr
Orlando, FL
$10.90 /hr
Salary information is calculated from job seeker profiles and job postings. Both hourly and yearly wages could be reported.

Ordinary duties vary depending on the size of the restaurant, but they may include:

  • Preparing a range of dishes using a variety of cooking techniques
  • Ensuring all ingredients are fresh and fit for human consumption
  • Cleaning and sanitizing kitchen work area.

Insider Tips

In the United States, restaurant cooks earn salaries of $11.00 per year. Restaurant cooks working at highly regarded restaurants in well-known culinary destinations, such as New York City and San Francisco, typically earn the nation's highest salaries. Restaurant cooks at chain restaurants usually earn less than cooks at acclaimed independent dining establishments. As restaurant cooks refine their skills with more experience, they can expect their salaries to rise.