COOK SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$28,000
$17,000
Min 10%
$28,000
Median 50%
$44,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Highest Paying City
Seattle, WA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
2.0 years
How much does a cook make?
Cooks in America make an average salary of $28,096 per year or $13.51 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $44,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $17,000 per year. Hospitality companies and Professional companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. The top 5 states when it comes to Cook salaries are Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Rhode Island, and Montana. The typical tenure for a Cook is 2.0 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Line Cook
$26,972
Grill Cook
$30,121
Prep Cook
$26,343

Average Cook Salary By Company

Cooks can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Most Cook jobs are in Hospitality companies and Hospitality companies. Cooks at Baptist Hospital of Miami and Kalispell Regional Healthcare report the highest salaries. Also, companies like Penn National Gaming and Children's Health pay their Cooks very well.

Average Cook Salary By Location

Cooks in the US makes an average salary of $28,096 per year or $13.51 per hour. Seattle, WA reports the highest Cook salaries at $31,531 per year. The average entry-level salary in Seattle, WA is $23,000. Some of the states with the best Cook salaries are Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Rhode Island, Montana, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma are the lowest earners.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Seattle, WA
$31,531
2
Boston, MA
$30,597
3
San Francisco, CA
$30,570
4
Portland, OR
$30,197
5
New York, NY
$30,089

Average Cook Salary By Industry

Wages for Cooks can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Professional companies, Hospitality companies, and Retail companies tend to have the highest salaries for Cooks. Salaries for Cooks in Professional companies average $28,161 annually, while Hospitality companies and Retail companies pay $28,119 and $28,066, respectively. At $27,710, the average salary for Cooks in the Health Care industry is lower than other industries.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Professional
$28,161
2
Hospitality
$28,119
3
Retail
$28,066
4
Health Care
$27,710

RECENTLY ADDED Cook SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Riva Cucina
Cook
10/31/2019
$37,566
Farley's East
Cook
Oakland, CA
10/31/2019
$43,827
Richard M Cohen Residence
Cook
San Francisco, CA
10/31/2019
$37,566
Nashville, TN
10/31/2019
$25,044
The Westin Cincinnati
Cook
Cincinnati, OH
10/31/2019
$35,291
10/31/2019
$25,983
Green Ginger Restaurant
Cook
Boston, MA
10/31/2019
$32,349
Pleasant Valley Manor, Inc. Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility
Cook
10/31/2019
$35,479
Assets, Inc.
Cook
Anchorage, AK
10/30/2019
$35,792
10/30/2019
$36,105
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