Restaurant cook earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Restaurant cook salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $23,427
Alabama $20,876
Arkansas $18,454
Arizona $21,797
California $27,765
Colorado $26,929
Connecticut $22,971
District of Columbia $32,580
Delaware $27,180
Florida $26,434
Georgia $21,962
Guam $19,930
Hawaii $31,491
Iowa $21,202
Idaho $20,777
Illinois $22,817
Indiana $20,542
Kansas $24,228
Kentucky $20,037
Louisiana $23,230
Massachusetts $32,430
Maryland $27,550
Maine $28,780
Michigan $24,215
Minnesota $28,810
Missouri $24,150
Mississippi $21,350
Montana $24,650
North Carolina $23,630
North Dakota $27,900
Nebraska $27,740
New Hampshire $28,910
New Jersey $30,870
New Mexico $24,100
Nevada $30,060
New York $28,100
Ohio $23,815
Oklahoma $24,000
Oregon $29,340
Pennsylvania $26,510
Puerto Rico $18,210
Rhode Island $30,130
South Carolina $22,840
South Dakota $26,260
Tennessee $24,370
Texas $25,400
Utah $26,900
Virginia $24,930
Virgin Islands $28,630
Vermont $30,620
Washington $31,950
Wisconsin $25,150
West Virginia $22,060
Wyoming $28,810

How do restaurant cook salaries compare to similar careers?

Restaurant cooks earn 10% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than dietetic technicians but more than hosts and hostesses.

Career Median Salary
Dietetic technician salary $29K
Baker salary $28K
Food server salary $27K
Barista salary $25K
Food preparation worker salary $23K
Restaurant cook salary $22K
Host and hostess salary $22K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)