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Working as a Cook Manager

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a cook manager. For example, did you know that they make an average of $18.63 an hour? That's $38,759 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 11% and produce 282,000 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Cook Manager Do

There are certain skills that many cook managers have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed comprehension, dexterity and sense of taste and smell.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a cook manager, we found that a lot of resumes listed 28.5% of cook managers included kitchen equipment, while 16.4% of resumes included customer service, and 11.8% of resumes included food preparation. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

How To Become a Cook Manager

If you're interested in becoming a cook manager, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 21.7% of cook managers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 1.2% of cook managers have master's degrees. Even though some cook managers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a cook manager. When we researched the most common majors for a cook manager, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or bachelor's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on cook manager resumes include associate degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a cook manager. In fact, many cook manager jobs require experience in a role such as cook. Meanwhile, many cook managers also have previous career experience in roles such as cashier or manager.

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Average Salary$38,759
Job Growth Rate11%

Cook Manager Career Paths

Top Careers Before Cook Manager

Cook
19.2 %
Cashier
13.9 %
Manager
8.7 %

Top Careers After Cook Manager

Cook
19.3 %
Cashier
9.5 %
Manager
8.9 %

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Average Salary for a Cook Manager

Cook Managers in America make an average salary of $38,759 per year or $19 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $53,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $28,000 per year.
Average Salary
$38,759

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Cook Manager
Cook Manager
Brighton Central School District
Brighton Central School District
01/31/2021
01/31/2021
$30,84601/31/2021
$30,846
Cook Manager
Cook Manager
DCMO Boces
DCMO Boces
10/03/2020
10/03/2020
$31,63910/03/2020
$31,639
Cook (Kitchen Manager)-Blount
Cook (Kitchen Manager)-Blount
Helen Ross McNabb Center
Helen Ross McNabb Center
07/31/2020
07/31/2020
$25,81607/31/2020
$25,816
Cook (Kitchen Manager)-Blount
Cook (Kitchen Manager)-Blount
Helen Ross McNabb Center
Helen Ross McNabb Center
06/30/2020
06/30/2020
$25,81606/30/2020
$25,816
Cook Manager/Elementary
Cook Manager/Elementary
Bloomington, Mn Public Schools
Bloomington, Mn Public Schools
03/13/2020
03/13/2020
$36,48103/13/2020
$36,481

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Cook Manager Resumes

Designing and figuring out what to include on your resume can be tough, not to mention time-consuming. That's why we put together a guide that is designed to help you craft the perfect resume for becoming a Cook Manager. If you're needing extra inspiration, take a look through our selection of templates that are specific to your job.

Learn How To Write a Cook Manager Resume

At Zippia, we went through countless Cook Manager resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Cook Manager Demographics

Gender

male

57.5 %

female

39.3 %

unknown

3.2 %

Ethnicity

White

65.4 %

Hispanic or Latino

14.8 %

Black or African American

10.8 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

52.7 %

Arabic

9.9 %

French

6.1 %
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Cook Manager Education

Majors

Business
21.0 %

Degrees

High School Diploma

41.6 %

Bachelors

21.7 %

Associate

18.0 %
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Top Skills For a Cook Manager

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 28.5% of cook managers listed kitchen equipment on their resume, but soft skills such as comprehension and dexterity are important as well.

  • Kitchen Equipment, 28.5%
  • Customer Service, 16.4%
  • Food Preparation, 11.8%
  • Food Service, 4.4%
  • Payroll, 3.9%
  • Other Skills, 35.0%
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Top Cook Manager Employers

1. Pizza Hut
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$28,703
Cook Managers Hired: 
177+
2. McDonald's
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$27,629
Cook Managers Hired: 
121+
3. Sonic Drive-In
3.6
Avg. Salary: 
$28,797
Cook Managers Hired: 
103+
4. Burger King
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$28,918
Cook Managers Hired: 
80+
5. IHOP
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$56,084
Cook Managers Hired: 
56+
6. KFC
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$28,958
Cook Managers Hired: 
52+

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