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Prep Cook (Preparation Cook) Salary

How much does a Prep Cook (Preparation Cook) make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Prep Cook (Preparation Cook)

$26,578 (USD)/yr

$13 (USD)/hr

$367 (USD)/yr

$26,328 (USD)/yr

$13 (USD)/hr

$367 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Prepare and cook to order a variety of foods that require only a short preparation time. May take orders from customers and serve patrons at counters or tables. Excludes "Fast Food Cooks" (35-2011).
The average prep cook (preparation cook) salary in United States is $26,578 or an equivalent hourly rate of $13. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $367. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$20,928 (USD)

$31,040 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$30,811 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Prep Cook (Preparation Cook) will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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