Kitchen Cook Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Vancouver, WA
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
1.8 years
How much does a kitchen cook make?
Kitchen Cooks in America make an average salary of $26,423 per year or $12.7 per hour. 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. Most Kitchen Cook jobs are in Hospitality companies and Retail companies. States with the highest Kitchen Cook salaries include Washington, California, Hawaii, Alaska, and Oregon. The typical tenure for a Kitchen Cook is 1.8 years.
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Average Kitchen Cook Salary By Location

Kitchen Cooks in the United States of America make on average $26,423 a year or $12.7 per hour. Vancouver, WA reports the highest Kitchen Cook salaries at $32,761 per year. Even as an entry-level Kitchen Cook, you will make $25,000 per year in Vancouver, WA. Some of the states with the best Kitchen Cook salaries are Washington, California, Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. The lowest earning states are South Carolina, West Virginia, Kentucky, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

Map of Kitchen Cook Salaries

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

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Average Kitchen Cook Salary By Company

Kitchen Cooks can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Hospitality companies and Retail companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Bertucci's are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like UnityPoint Health and Loews report highly competitive salaries for Kitchen Cooks.

Average Kitchen Cook Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Kitchen Cook works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Finance companies, Hospitality companies, and Professional companies pay higher-than-average wages for Kitchen Cooks. Salaries for Kitchen Cooks in Finance companies average $26,489 annually, while Hospitality companies and Professional companies pay $26,476 and $26,173, respectively. The average salary for Kitchen Cooks in the Retail industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $26,060.
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Kitchen Cook Salary History

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

National Average
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Kitchen Cook Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Kitchen Cook can range from $22,145 to $26,849 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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