How much does a Cook I make in the United States? The average Cook I salary in the United States is $34,959 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $31,928 and $41,119. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Cook I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Cook I Salary $29,168 US April 24, 2024
25th Percentile Cook I Salary $31,928 US April 24, 2024
50th Percentile Cook I Salary $34,959 US April 24, 2024
75th Percentile Cook I Salary $41,119 US April 24, 2024
90th Percentile Cook I Salary $46,726 US April 24, 2024
25% $31,928 10% $29,168 90% $46,726 75% $41,119 $34,959 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Commitment 9.48%
Square 1.65%
Health Care 1.13%
Others 87.74%

Job Description for Cook I

Cook I prepares menu dishes following established recipes and using designated ingredients that meet production and quality standards. Utilizes portion and presentation standards to create appealing and flavorful dishes. Being a Cook I may prepare unique dishes to fulfill customer requests. Follows all applicable guidelines and regulations for food handling and safety. Additionally, Cook I maintains a clean and orderly workstation and kitchen equipment. Typically requires a high school diploma. Typically reports to a sous chef or executive chef. The Cook I works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Cook I

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Cook I, the first career path typically starts with a Cook II position, and then Sous Chef.

The second career path typically progresses to Cook - Institution.

The third career path typically progresses to Senior Line Cook.

Additionally, the fourth career path typically progresses to Senior Prep Cook.

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Cook I salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Cook I, the highest Cook I salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Cook I salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Cook I salary is in Miami, FL, where the Cook I salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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