Cooks Salary in United States (2024)

The average salary for Cooks in the United States is around $32080 per year.

How much do Cooks make in the United States?

In the United States, Cooks earn an average hourly wage of $15.42 and a mean annual wage of $32080.

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Mean Annual Wage


Cooks earnings by experience

For Cooks positions in the United States, hourly wages vary widely. The 10th percentile earns approximately $10.57 per hour, while those at the 25th percentile earn about $12.93 per hour. The median hourly wage stands at $14.86, and at the 75th percentile, it increases to $17.48. The top earners, at the 90th percentile, command an impressive $20.56 hourly.

When considering annual wages for Cooks roles, the distribution remains diverse. At the 10th percentile, workers earn around $21990 annually, while those at the 25th percentile make about $26900 annually. The median annual wage, however, is $30910. For the 75th percentile, the figure rises to $36360, and at the 90th percentile, it peaks at $42770 per year.

Earnings for Starting level Cooks

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10th Percentile Annual Wage


Earnings for Junior-level Cooks

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25th Percentile Annual Wage


Earnings for Mid-level Cooks

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Earnings for Senior-level Cooks

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Earnings for Top-level Cooks

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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Last updated: May 2023)