Assistant Cook Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Providence Health & Services
Highest Paying City
Santa Rosa, CA
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
2.0 years
How much does an assistant cook make?
Assistant Cooks in the US make on average $24,680 annually or $11.87 hourly. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $31,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $19,000 per year. Most Assistant Cook jobs are in Health Care companies and Non Profits companies. Washington, Hawaii, California, Massachusetts, and Alaska have the highest paying Assistant Cook jobs. The typical tenure for an Assistant Cook is 2.0 years.
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Average Assistant Cook Salary By Location

Assistant Cooks in the US makes an average salary of $24,680 per year or $11.87 per hour. The top city when it comes to Assistant Cook salaries is Santa Rosa, CA at $33,781 per year. The Santa Rosa, CA average entry-level salary for Assistant Cooks is $25,000. Washington, Hawaii, California, Massachusetts, and Alaska are the top 5 highest earning states for Assistant Cooks. Oklahoma, Louisiana, West Virginia, Arkansas, and Kentucky have the lowest reported salaries for Assistant Cooks.

Map of Assistant Cook Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Assistant Cooks earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Assistant Cook Salary By Company

Assistant Cook jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Health Care companies and Non Profits companies have the most job opportunities for Assistant Cooks. Providence Health & Services and Grand Rapids Public Library are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like National Healthcare or Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Assistant Cooks.

Average Assistant Cook Pay By Industry

The type of industry that an Assistant Cook works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Health Care companies, Manufacturing companies, and Construction companies tend to have the highest salaries for Assistant Cooks. Health Care companies pay their Assistant Cooks the highest wages, averaging $26,384 per year. Manufacturing companies and Construction companies pay well too, at $24,986 and $24,822, respectively. The types of companies that pay Assistant Cooks the least are in the Hospitality industry, where the average annual salary is $24,150.
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care

Assistant Cook Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Assistant Cook Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Assistant Cook can range from $20,684 to $25,077 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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