Cook/Server Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$26,000
$21,000
Min 10%
$26,000
Median 50%
$32,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Average Experience Level
1.7 years
How much does a cook/server make?
Cook/Servers in the US make on average $26,295 annually or $12.64 hourly. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $32,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $21,000 per year. Health Care companies and Professional companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. States with the highest Cook/Server salaries include North Dakota, California, Washington, Utah, and Vermont. Most Cook/Servers spend 1.7 years in the position.
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Average Cook/Server Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Cook/Server in the United States is $26,295 per year or $12.64 per hour. San Jose, CA reports the highest annual salary for Cook/Servers at 32,395. Even an entry-level Cook/Server makes $24,000 per year in San Jose, CA. The top 5 states with the highest reported Cook/Server salaries are North Dakota, California, Washington, Utah, and Vermont. The lowest earning states are Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Mississippi.

Map of Cook/Server Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Cook/Servers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Cook/Server Salary By Company

Cook/Servers report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Health Care companies and Professional companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Dallas Independent School District and Dave & Buster's are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like Bon Secours Health System or Life Care Centers of America, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Cook/Servers.

Cook/Server Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Cook/Server Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Cook/Server can range from $22,254 to $28,017 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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CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
South Suburban Park & Recreation
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Cook/Server
Cook/Server
04/14/2020
04/14/2020
$26,609
$26,609
Cook-Quick Service Restaurant
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04/10/2020
04/10/2020
$24,001
$24,001
Bellingham Technical College
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Cashier/Food Prep/Line Cook for BTC Deli/Grill (Food Service Workers)
Cashier/Food Prep/Line Cook for BTC Deli/Grill (Food Service Workers)
04/08/2020
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$20,870
$20,870
Monarch Healthcare Management
Monarch Healthcare Management
Float Culinary Services Cook
Float Culinary Services Cook
Saint Paul, MN
Saint Paul, MN
04/04/2020
04/04/2020
$31,305
$31,305
Headway Corporate Resources
Headway Corporate Resources
Quick Service Cook
Quick Service Cook
Raleigh, NC
Raleigh, NC
04/03/2020
04/03/2020
$20,870
$20,870
Food Services-Cook-Days
Food Services-Cook-Days
03/27/2020
03/27/2020
$25,044
$25,044
South Suburban Parks and Recreation
South Suburban Parks and Recreation
Cook/Server
Cook/Server
03/21/2020
03/21/2020
$26,609
$26,609
Monarch Healthcare Management
Monarch Healthcare Management
Float Culinary Services Cook
Float Culinary Services Cook
Saint Paul, MN
Saint Paul, MN
03/08/2020
03/08/2020
$31,305
$31,305
Monarch Healthcare Management
Monarch Healthcare Management
Float Culinary Services Cook
Float Culinary Services Cook
03/08/2020
03/08/2020
$31,305
$31,305
Council Bluffs Community School District
Council Bluffs Community School District
Swing Cook/Server (S/Day)
Swing Cook/Server (S/Day)
03/05/2020
03/05/2020
$26,338
$26,338