Cafeteria Cook Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Falmouth, MA
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a cafeteria cook make?
As a Cafeteria Cook in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $29,683 per year or $14.27 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $24,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $36,000. Retail companies and Hospitality companies have the most job opportunities for Cafeteria Cooks. States with the highest Cafeteria Cook salaries include Alaska, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and California. The typical tenure for a Cafeteria Cook is 3.0 years.
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Average Cafeteria Cook Salary By Location

Across America, Cafeteria Cooks make on average $29,683 annually or $14.27 hourly. Falmouth, MA reports the highest Cafeteria Cook salaries at $35,508 per year. Even as an entry-level Cafeteria Cook, you will make $26,000 per year in Falmouth, MA. Alaska, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and California are the highest paying states. Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Georgia have the lowest Cafeteria Cook salaries.

Map of Cafeteria Cook Salaries

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

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Average Cafeteria Cook Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Cafeteria Cook makes. Retail companies and Hospitality companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like Nationwide Children's Hospital and Du Page High School District 88 report highly competitive salaries for Cafeteria Cooks.

Average Cafeteria Cook Pay By Industry

Cafeteria Cook salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Non Profits companies, Education companies, and Health Care companies pay higher-than-average wages for Cafeteria Cooks. Salaries for Cafeteria Cooks in Non Profits companies average $31,168 annually, while Education companies and Health Care companies pay $30,772 and $30,255, respectively. At $26,616, the average salary for Cafeteria Cooks in the Hospitality industry is lower than other industries.
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Non Profits
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Cafeteria Cook Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Cafeteria Cook Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Cafeteria Cook can range from $24,159 to $34,154 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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