Prep Cook Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Highest Paying City
Seattle, WA
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
1.7 years
How much does a prep cook make?
The national average salary for a Prep Cook in the United States is $22,015 per year or $10.58 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $32,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $14,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Prep Cooks are Hospitality companies and Finance companies. Some of the states with the best Prep Cook salaries are Washington, Hawaii, California, Alaska, and Massachusetts. Most Prep Cooks spend 1.7 years in the position.
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Average Prep Cook Salary By Location

As a Prep Cook in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $22,015 per year or $10.58 per hour. The city with the highest Prep Cook salary is Seattle, WA at $31,658 per year. Even as an entry-level Prep Cook, you will make $24,000 per year in Seattle, WA. Washington, Hawaii, California, Alaska, and Massachusetts are the top 5 highest earning states for Prep Cooks. South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Arkansas, and Louisiana are the lowest earners.

Map of Prep Cook Salaries

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

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Average Prep Cook Salary By Company

There is good job security in Prep Cook positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Hospitality companies and Finance companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Prep Cooks are H-E-B and Texas Roadhouse. Companies like Miller's Ale House and BJ's Restaurants also pay high salaries to their Prep Cooks.

Prep Cook Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Prep Cook Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Prep Cook can range from $18,451 to $22,370 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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